Trauma Informed Resources

One of the most common types of feedback I hear from people who have attended training in the field of developmental trauma and trauma informed practice is that the training focuses heavily on what participants need to know and not so much on what they need to do to support the recovery of a child who has experienced trauma at home.

Hearing the frustration of many has affirmed my commitment to developing training programs that not only answer why children present in the way they do but also offer practical strategies and guidance about how to address behaviours of concern and support recovery from adversity. The Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care and the CARE Therapeutic Framework are two such programs and are currently implemented as the preferred Models of Care among TUSLA general and relative foster carers in Donegal, Ireland (Triple-A), and the Kinship Care Program in South Australia (CARE Therapeutic Framework).

From these two programs I have developed complementary resources for home and school with the intention of supporting consistency in care and management (a common approach) for children who have experienced a tough start to life. Consistency supports a sense of stability and predictability, where once there was instability and chaos. Consistency supports reduced stress levels and more optimal conditions for a child’s new learning that they are safe, that they are capable, and that adults are reliable.

Complementary resources also supports a common knowledge and common language, such that the key adults in the child’s life are better able to communicate with each other and work together as part of an effective care team.

Incorporating Three Things You Need to Know, these resources present a conceptual framework for understanding the impacts of developmental trauma on attachment, arousal, and the child’s learning about accessibility to needs provision (the Triple-A Model); or what the child has learnt about the accessibility and responsiveness of adults in a caregiving role. Including practical guidance regarding What to Do About It, the resources offer practical guidance regarding how to implement a CARE Plan (Consistency, Accessibility, Responsiveness, Emotional Connectedness) that supports:

  • Secure Attachment (for optimal relationships and development)
  • Optimal Arousal (for wellbeing and performance/learning)
  • New learning that adults can be relied upon to be Accessible and responsive to needs provision

To access your copy of these resources, please see purchase options below.

Get a free introduction to the resources here!

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For individual purchasers – Carer Resource

Buy now and we will email your personalised copy of the resource (Please allow up to 2 business days for us to respond to your payment).

A$16.50

For more information, or for organisational purchasers, click here.

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For individual purchasers – School Resource

Buy now and we will email your personalised copy of the resource (Please allow up to 2 business days for us to respond to your payment).

A$16.50

For more information, or for schools/organisational purchasers, click here.

About colbypearce

I am a Clinical Psychologist and author who assists children and familes overcome adversity and experience strong and secure attachment relationships.
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