As reported on the Association for Therapeutic Communities (ATC) website, the organisation and structure of the ATC is changing:
‘Following several years of development work ATC is joining forces with a sister charity The Charterhouse Group (which specialises in supporting therapeutic communities working with children and young people) and we have formed a new charity “The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities” – referred to as TCTC.’
In addition, there are some upcoming TCTC events for those involved in or interested in therapeutic community research:
TCTC Research & Development Group – Tuesday 3 July 2012*
This session will focus on outcomes measures in TC’s and will specifically explore:
• What are outcomes for?
• What do outcomes really communicate?
• What do commissioners require?
• What options do we have?
Confirmed guest speakers: Dr Mark Freestone and Dr Steve Pearce
Time: Lunch and Registration 12.30pm, Seminar 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Royal College of Psychiatrists, Centre for Quality Improvement, Standon House, Mansell Street, London
Cost: £5.00 (payable on the day)
(an event flyer for 3 July 2012 is available for more information)
TCTC Children and Young Peoples Sector Group – Thursday 5 July 2012*
This is a quarterly special interest meeting for all those working with children and young people in therapeutic settings. It provides a networking opportunity with other TC managers and practitioners, and a chance to gather advice and support – practice, operations, regulation, tendering, policies.
Confirmed guest speakers: Jonathan Stanley and Dr Tom Harrison
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: PETT, Barns Centre, Church Lane, Toddington, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 5DQ
Cost: £40 per delegate/ £90 with B+B (full lunch and refreshments included)
(an event flyer for 5 July 2012 is available for more information)
*To book a place at one or both of these events, please contact TCTC:
t: +44 (0)1242 620 077