Category Archives: Trauma

An Ode to Recovery from Developmental Trauma

An Ode to Recovery from Developmental Trauma By Colby Pearce What happened to me, I cannot tell, To make me think that life is hell. That drugs and alcohol must stay, To take the fear and pain away. And artifice, … Continue reading

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Child Protection Reflections

Some reflections on child protection . . . The requirement that children be protected from abuse, neglect and interpersonal trauma is conceptually simple and beyond reproach. Child protection in practice is not-so-simple. Child protection in practice requires the community to … Continue reading

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Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher. I do not know what words to use to express my thoughts and feelings so I asked my psychologist to help me with this letter. I feel unsafe at school. People bother me. Especially when they are doing … Continue reading

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Limited Online Release of Triple-A Handbook

Limited Online Release of Triple-A Handbook. I am conducting a limited online release of the handbook for the Triple A Model of Therapeutic Care. The handbook offers practical strategies for the therapeutic care of children that have experienced abuse, neglect … Continue reading

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Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care

Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care.

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Colby Pearce Online

Dear Followers and Visitors to this site, I have been asked a number of times whether I provide online consultations and webinars in my areas of specialty and interest. Well, I wish to advise that I am willing and gearing … Continue reading

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Reparative Attachment Therapy

Reparative Attachment Therapy is the name used to refer to Colby’s therapeutic approach when treating children who have experienced the devastating effects of abuse, neglect, family violence and loss during their early developmental years. Key elements of Colby’s approach appear … Continue reading

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Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care

The Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care is an evidence-based approach to the care of children who have experienced complex developmental trauma. The Model was developed by Secure Start Principal Clinical Psychologist, Colby Pearce, and represents an integration of knowledge and … Continue reading

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Adopting a balanced view

This short article first appeared in the Blog for The Adoption Social on 21/1/14. I am grateful to the administrators of that site for their interest in my work and my views regarding the care of children. I was born … Continue reading

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New thinking and a new approach required with looked-after children

Yesterday I was visited by a six-year-old boy who has a history of family trauma and is being raised by a relative carer. Upon entering my consulting room he immediately sought my box of assorted animals and rifled through it, … Continue reading

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