Category Archives: trauma informed care

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

Advertisements
Posted in Adoption, Attachment, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, trauma informed, trauma informed care | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to train : Some reflections

The training of carers of children in out-of-home-care (OOHC) and the social care professionals who support them is closely aligned. There is an emphasis on imparting what carers and professionals need to know (theory/ideas), and relatively less emphasis on what they … Continue reading

Posted in Training Programs, trauma informed, trauma informed care, trauma informed practice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Trauma-informed in South Australia: the Kinship CARE Project

As at September 2018 there were 1717 children in kinship care placements in South Australia, representing 46% of all children in out-of-home care with an authority for placement (Department for Child Protection Reporting and Statistics). Year-by-year statistics for the period … Continue reading

Posted in kinship care, Training Programs, trauma informed, trauma informed care, trauma informed practice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reactive Attachment Disorder and the Looking-Glass-Self

Epilogue In his 1902 publication, Human Nature and the Social Order, Charles Horton Cooley introduced the concept of the Looking Glass Self to portray his idea that an individual’s perception of themselves develops in association with how they experience others … Continue reading

Posted in Attachment, trauma informed, trauma informed care, trauma informed practice, Trauma Informed Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tale of Four Mice: An Attachment Story

Following the popularity of the allegory, A Tale of Three Mice, which formed the prologue to the first edition of A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, when I was asked by my publisher to prepare a Second Edition … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Attachment, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, trauma informed, trauma informed care, trauma informed practice, Trauma Informed Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Therapeutic Parenting : What is it?

Across a career spanning almost 25 years I have spent much of my time engaging with caregivers of deeply hurt and troubled children.

Caregivers of these children often ask: What can I do to help this child?

This is an interesting question.

Which of the following statements best reflects the answer you would like to receive to this question, were you asking it? … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Caregiving, trauma informed care, trauma informed practice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Trauma Informed Care: The CARE Therapeutic Framework

The CARE Therapeutic Framework: A Whole-Of-Service Kinship Care Training and Implementation Programme Author/Developer: Colby Pearce, Clinical Psychologist The CARE Therapeutic Framework[1] is an evidence-informed, strengths-based approach. It draws attention to conventional aspects of caregiving and relating that support optimal developmental … Continue reading

Posted in trauma informed, trauma informed care, trauma informed practice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Attachment theory made simple

The following is an excerpt from Carr, S. (2013). Attachment in Sport, Exercise and Wellness. Routledge: London and New York (pp 1-2) Some months ago a graduate student came to my office visibly excited after reading the prologue section in … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Attachment, Book Reviews, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, trauma informed care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Proactive Needs Provision Required to Heal Trauma Hurts

Perhaps the most little known and understood aspect of childhood trauma is the impact inadequate needs provision has on the child’s perception of how their basic human needs will be met in future, and their associated actions to satisfy their … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Attachment, Fostering, Parenting, Trauma, trauma informed, trauma informed care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

A tale of four children and their trip to the adventure playground: A resilience story

This following story represents an allegory for the approach to promoting resilience in children as found in the prologue to: Pearce, C. A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011 Once upon a time there were … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Attachment, Children's Behaviour, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, Resilience, Trauma, trauma informed, trauma informed care, trauma informed practice, Trauma Informed Schools, Wellbeing | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments