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Wrap-Around Care

Wrap-Around Care

What do we mean when we say ‘wrap around care’? Who is in the centre and what ripple effects are felt throughout the care system? There are some essential aspects of the traumatic experience which can also be felt more broadly within the care system. When we enter a person’s care system in any way, we are in relationship with that person and those others we form a web of care with. The ocean provides an organic metaphor for relational process within the care system. Our entry creates ripples, and we need to decide how deep we are going to go. Regardless of whether we hold steady or drift, we are impacted by entering, and we in turn impact on what we enter. We also need to understand the environment we are entering. What risks and dynamics exist, and what can we do to maintain our reflective capacity, clinical creativity and connection to our felt experience while in this space of uncertainty, wonder and learning? I will explore these concepts and parallel processes between personal, relational and systemic experiences during this talk and hope you can join me in thinking about ourselves as active relational agents within constantly changing ecologies.

Speakers: Dilip Balu