About our March issue
Our spring issue coincides with the publication of the Government’s road map, designed to guide us gradually out of the latest long, laborious lockdown. For many of us, this brings new dilemmas: about how we deliver our services safely to children, young people and families, and about whether and when we have the vaccination.
Several contributors share their experiences, in this issue, of counselling, supervising and delivering training during the pandemic. Hopefully, we’re close to a time when navigating the impact of COVID-19 isn’t our most dominant theme.
Our featured article Puberty blockers: whose choice is it, anyway? explores another major news story affecting CYP, the court case of Bell-v-Tavistock. There’s lots to digest and mull over, as we prepare to adapt to the latest legislative changes affecting young people and our profession.
Do get in touch and share your thoughts on anything in this issue.
Jeanine Connor, Editor email@example.com
Jeanine Connor, Editor
BACP Children, Young People and Families
Puberty blockers: whose choice is it, anyway?
Open article: In light of the court case Bell–v–Tavistock, Peter Jenkins examines the legal role of Gillick competence, Sam Hope and Luan Baines-Ball explore access to puberty blockers and Susan McGinnis raises questions about consent. BACP Children, Young People and Families, March 2021
Trauma and the art of just being there
Samantha Johnson discusses the special role of school counsellors working with asylum seekers and refugees. BACP Children, Young People and Families, March 2021
Leading the way
News and comment from BACP and the BACP CYPF division. BACP Children, Young People and Families, March 2021
About BACP Children, Young People and Families
BACP Children, Young People and Families covers up-to-the-minute thinking, research and best practice in the sector, accounts of projects in the field and contributions from regular columnists.
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Coping with loss
Open article: Michael Coombes looks to the aftermath of 9/11, for lessons learned in supporting children who are managing loss in the wake of COVID-19. BACP Children, Young People and Families, December 2020
The rights of the child
Open article: Peter Jenkins puts children’s rights firmly back on the agenda and explores what that means for counsellors and psychotherapists working with CYP. BACP Children, Young People and Families, September 2020
Counselling CYP in the time of coronavirus
Open article: Seven contributors share their experiences of redefining personal and professional life during the pandemic. BACP Children, Young People and Families, June 2020