A little extra needs provision

Hello again. I am taking my own advice and maintaining a consistent routine as much as possible during these extraordinary times by posting content that I hope will prove to be useful to caregivers of children and young people.

If you have appreciated receiving the resources I have released thus far, keep an eye out for an expanded resource that I will be releasing in the next week or so. The expanded resource will include more detailed information about the content of the infographics and how to use them in support of providing a little extra CARE during these troubled times.

Today’s resource is the second part of the Responsive dimension in the CARE Model. Proactive needs provision is so important!. When they were babies, it was how our children and young people learnt that they could rely on us to keep them safe and respond to their needs. In doing so, we provided our children with the profound reassurance that allowed them to switch their focus to exploring and learning about their world, developing their skills and experiencing mastery along the way. It was an important way in which we fostered their capacity to be resilient and self-reliant.

When children and young people become anxious they can show some signs of emotional and behavioural regression, such that they become less independent and more demanding. They may seem a little selfish. At such times they need a little extra needs provision by you to reassure them that it is OK, their needs are still important and you are here to help!

If you wish to download a PDF of this resource, please click here.

The CARE Model is explained in more detail in A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder (Second Edition). To purchase the book, and support this site, please consider doing so from one of the sites below by clicking on the caption:

A straightforward guide to keeping things on track in the home during tough times. Includes printable worksheets – see preview below. 18pp

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Or, download here.


About colbypearce

I am a practising Clinical Psychologist with twenty-seven years’ experience working with children and young people recovering from abuse and neglect. I am also an author and educator in trauma-informed, therapeutic caregiving. My programs are implemented in Australia and Ireland, and I am well-known for my practical and accessible guidance for caregivers and professionals alike.
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