Thrive has been developed over the past 25 years, with its architects drawing from a wealth of experience in social work, psychotherapy and education.
Combining their collective knowledge and experience, our founders developed a social and emotional development model that looked at children's needs and provided responses and activities to engage them with life and learning.
These theories focus on the deep and emotional bond that connects one individual to another across time and space. The Thrive Approach uses this to show the importance of a trusting relationship between an adult and young person, and how as the young person develops the relationship can be adapted to support optimal social and emotional development.
These theories explain how children change and grow during childhood and adolescence. The Thrive Approach uses these to focus on how to support healthy social, emotional and cognitive development as the young person grows. These theories also provide a lens through which to look at and interpret behaviour, and enable us to determine how best to respond.
Recent advances in neuroscience have informed our understanding of the brain and nervous system, and how these develop during childhood and adolescence. The Thrive Approach uses the latest insights to focus on the impact these changes can have on behaviour, the opportunities these developments offer to help young people engage with life and learning, and how it is never too late to help make a difference.