Category Archives: Parenting

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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Complex Trauma: Three things you need to know about how it impacts the developing child

Complex Trauma occurs when children experience prolonged and debilitating fear and distress as a result of adverse experiences that occur recurrently and/or in combination, and where the person or person’s who are responsible for keeping the child safe from harm and alleviate their distress is/are:
1. unable to alleviate the child’s distress; or
2. responsible or the child’s distress. Continue reading

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Trauma Informed Care Resource

This resource represents an endeavour to support the implementation of therapeutic care environments and effective working connections between home and school in support of recovery for children who have experienced trauma at home. Continue reading

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Tantrums: Eight management strategies to keep in mind

Please find eight strategies to keep in mind when responding to a a tantrum exhibited by a child in your care. These are meant to be received as practical first steps. Continue reading

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A Gentle Method for Getting Children to Sleep Part Two

This is a follow-up to the very popular article A Gentle Method for Getting Children to Sleep in their Own Beds. Continue reading

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When Punishment is Problematic

People do not act for no reason.
They may act in response to an idea.
They may act in response to an emotion. Continue reading

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Trauma-Informed: Adopting a Balanced View

Eyes are mirrors for a child’s soul. What do children see in your eyes? Continue reading

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Therapeutic Parenting : What it Looks Like

In this post I will provide a description of what therapeutic parenting might look like when viewed as enrichment of conventional aspects of parenting that support recovery from inconsistent and inadequate care and early attachment trauma. Continue reading

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