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    BABICM/CMSUK/VRA Joint Conference

    Realising Potential Through Creativity – we won! Chroma attended last week’s BABICM/CMSUK/VRA Joint Conference in Nottingham, talking with 100’s of case managers, solicitors, OTs, PTs and others. It was a really positive conference. Chroma’s Anna Menen-Sanchez and Crystal Solomon Le Bars from the Portland Hospital, London won the Poster Competition. Voted on by delegates, their poster highlighted the clear benefit of Neurologic … MORE

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    Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) Training

    SAVE THE DATE – 22nd – 25th September Chroma are delighted to be hosting a Neurologic Music Therapy training in the UK, in partnership with the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy & Dr Thaut. The training will be in Birmingham, UK. Full details will be released shortly, so please come back, or to register your interest you can email nmt@wearechroma.com

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    Testimonial

    Testimonial of our adoption work We were delighted to receive this testimonial from Gloucestershire County Council about our adoption therapy services. We love the partnership that has developed with staff and families at Gloucester over the past few years. “We have been working with CHROMA since we were part of the pilot for the Adoption Support Fund and have found the staff … MORE

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    Attachment Aware Schools

    Chroma is working with Adoption UK, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), and other professional teaching bodies, in a bid to make every school attachment-aware. The aim of the Schools Campaign is to provide all teachers with knowledge, practical strategies, access to training, and a network of support through Adoption UK’s schools’ membership programme. Adoption UK believes the time has come to revolutionise … MORE

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    Music therapy and end of care with children

    Pete McPhail, Music therapist at Helen & Douglas House hospice in Oxford Peter talks about the new draft NICE guidelines which suggest that music should be used to explain death to terminally ill children. Peter discusses the role of music therapy in end of life care. It’s a great short video explaining the work of a music therapist in this area.

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    Neurorehabilitation and Music Therapy

    Dr Jeanette Tamplin discusses Neurorehabilitation and Music Therapy This is a great introduction to music therapy practice and research within the field of NeuroHealth and neuro-rehab. It’s about 3 minutes long, and features some great animated content too.

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    Adult Cancer and Music Therapy

    Adult Cancer and Music Therapy This super video features music therapist Dr Emma O’Brien talking about her work supporting people with cancer. Often towards the end of a patient’s life, and working with family members, music therapy is an effective and sensitive modality.

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    CPD Training – Music Therapy in Neuro-Rehab Settings

    In association with the HCA Group, Chroma is delighted to host an international training for case managers, arts therapists and other Allied Health Professionals. Where: Central London When: Saturday 12th November 2016 (10am-5pm) How: Book a place by clicking here. (There are a number of free training places available.) What: Click here for further detailed course information The training features an international … MORE

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    School HUMS a New Tune to Support Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Some facts: According to the charity YoungMinds, three children in every classroom have a diagnosed mental illness. One in 10 will develop an eating disorder before their 25th birthday. Hospitalisations from self-harm have doubled in the past three years. Rates of childhood depression in some parts of the country are up by 600%. The average onset age for depression was 45 in … MORE

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    Adoption Support testimonial

    Hearing from the families we work with, about their experience of working with us is really important. This testimonial was given to us recently from a parent who is accessing art therapy via Chroma, as part of an adoption support package of therapy. “I have found the art therapy intervention over recent months to have been highly positive in our present situation … MORE

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    Free ASF Therapeutic Assessments

    Chroma is delighted to offer post adoption social workers involved with ASF cases, access to free therapeutic assessments, as part of the pre-application process.  Following the consultation, we will provide you with detailed information about appropriate therapeutic interventions, such as music, art or drama therapy, relating to the case. To book your 30 minute telephone consultation with one of our adoption-experienced therapists, please … MORE

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    School Testimonials

    Testimonials Some of our schools partners gave us amazing testimonials of our work with them last term: “The professionalism from Chroma has been exceptional at every stage of the process and we are delighted to continue with the programme next year.” To read two full testimonials from our school partners, click here Chilwell and Yorkmead.

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    Moving to the rhythm ‘can help language skills’

    Moving in time to a steady beat is closely linked to better language skills, a study suggests People who performed better on rhythmic tests also showed enhanced neural responses to speech sounds. The researchers suggest that practising music could improve other skills, particularly reading. In the Journal of Neuroscience, the authors argue that rhythm is an integral part of language. “We know that moving to … MORE

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    Safeguarding Children Level 4 Training

    Chroma is hosting a Safeguarding Children Level 4 training on Sunday 21st June in Birmingham. This essential training is targeted at any educational, healthcare, early years or allied health professional working with children. We agree with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health that any professional engaged in the assessment, treatment or care of children should have safeguarding training to this … MORE

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    The Care Quality Commission and NICE’s role in social care

    An interesting video from NICE about using NICE quality standards to guide good quality social care.Click here to watch it via YouTube. In an interview with NICE Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care at the CQC, says that using NICE products will help underpin the characteristics of good and outstanding social care services. With more people living longer than ever … MORE

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    Early years effectiveness brings families together in 10 week programme

    Chroma facilitated a ten week music therapy programme specifically for families who have a child with a special educational need or a disability. The sessions were held in a children’s centre. Ahmed, a three and a half year old, had a probable diagnosis of autism. The family had support from the county council’s early years portage team, who were helping the family to … MORE

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    Conference call for papers for ‘Music Therapy and Dementia in the 21st Century’

    Submissions are invited for contributions to this important conference ‘Music Therapy and Dementia in the 21st Century‘, which will be the first in the UK to focus specifically on music therapy and dementia. We are collaborating with Methodist Homes, (MHA), a major employer of music therapists in the UK, and the British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) for the conference, which will open … MORE

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    Research into the effectiveness of Drumpower

    Between 2008 and 2012, three music therapy projects entitled “Drumpower” were carried out in two Bavarian secondary modern schools and middle schools respectively. The scientific studies took place in the first two project years. The method of intervention was developed on behalf of the Freies Musikzentrum by the Director of the Institute for Music Therapy. Music therapist Dr Andreas Wölfl, together with colleagues … MORE