Category Archives: trauma informed

Raising Kids Who Have High and Complex Needs – The Importance of Self Care

Self-care supports wellbeing that sustains us through tough times and our success in the task or role we are performing. Continue reading

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How does parenting influence attachment: The CARE Model

Consider infants. They are not born with a sophisticated language system. They cannot successfully be reasoned with about who their parents are and, therefore, who they should form an attachment to, and who not to. Rather, they form an attachment … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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How to achieve real progress in addressing childhood trauma

In the next few days I will be releasing a resource for supporting trauma-informed practice in schools. The resource complements the Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care and the CARE Therapeutic Framework, which are currently being implemented in Australia and Ireland … Continue reading

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We All Need CARE to Thrive

Something different – a short video about the CARE Therapeutic Framework. Let me know what you think! If you like this post, please subscribe to this blog to receive an email notification when other practical ideas and guidance is published. … Continue reading

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