Better Play training and Mindful Inquiry change school staff-the next most significant adults for children from hard to reach families. When families are unable to engage in interventions and do not have the resilience or support to deliver change the need for insightful, self-aware and resilient staff with powerful techniques for connecting with disaffected pupils is paramount.
Understanding the dynamics of attachment relationships in school-staff means of relating as well as needs and behaviours of pupils-can shift patterns that are becoming entrenched. Better Play training and Mindful Inquiry support schools working with Troubled Families. Schools are best placed to support families making a change; but also to provide an alternative ‘good enough’ relationship for pupils with families not able to engage or to make the shift in their lives.