Author Archives: colbypearce

About colbypearce

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

What is Attachment Disorder?

Over the last three decades, the term ‘attachment disorder’ has entered into common usage among professionals and carers who interact with children who display markedly disturbed and developmentally inappropriate relatedness to others. With greater awareness of the consequences of attachment … Continue reading

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What is Attachment?

‘Attachment’ is a term used to describe the dependency relationship children develop towards their primary caregivers. In ordinary circumstances, an infant’s emerging attachment to their primary caregivers begins to show during the latter half of their first year post-birth, and … Continue reading

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Parenting

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Use Your Words: Supporting Expressive Language Development and Use

Early trauma robs the developing child of experiences that support language development. Use your words to help them develop theirs. Continue reading

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Kinship CARE Project Term 3 Sessions

Visit the Kinship CARE Project Page for more information and to register.

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We Love Collaborating

Secure Start® is looking to collaborate with organisations who share our vision of supporting happy, connected children. Continue reading

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The CARE Therapeutic Framework

A trauma informed, strengths-based approach to promoting optimal developmental, behavioural and mental health outcomes for children and young people. Continue reading

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Child CARE: Our New Program for long day care and early learning centres

What is Child CARE? Child CARE is a four-session (plus optional call-back) interactive training program designed to support: Wellbeing Growth and development Optimal behaviour Recovery from adversity Among children in early-learning and long day-care. Child CARE offers a framework for … Continue reading

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Child development: The importance of emotional connection

Emotional connection, initiated by an adult caretaker, is important because it supports several extremely important aspects of a child’s emotional development. Connecting with the emotional experience of an infant supports a reciprocal emotional connection from the infant. Within this emotional … Continue reading

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A Short Introduction to the Kinship CARE Project

Access a PDF of the full article here. In South Australia, forty-six percent of children in out-of-home care with an authority to place are in a kinship care placement. Kinship care is the largest form of out-of-home care in South … Continue reading

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