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A little extra needs provision

Hello again. I am taking my own advice and maintaining a consistent routine as much as possible during these extraordinary times by posting content that I hope will prove to be useful to caregivers of children and young people. If … Continue reading

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A little extra understanding in tough times

In this, the fourth in a series of posts about resources I am distributing to help caregivers of children during these extraordinary times, I highlight the importance for children and young people of being heard and understood. Science shows that … Continue reading

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A little extra Accessibility in tough times

Children first learn that we are accessible to them during infancy when we attend to them whether they are crying or quiet. Attending to infants whether they are crying or quiet provides experiences of their worth, of our proximity and … Continue reading

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It is not just about toilet paper

In recent times much attention has been directed towards the so-called ‘panic buying’ of staples, including toilet paper and other hygeine products. The Prime Minister of Australia has told the population to “stop it”, by which he meant for people … Continue reading

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A little extra consistency in tough times

We are experiencing remarkable times. The Coronavirus (COVID 19) has brought with it a great deal of uncertainty, for all of us. Uncertainty is stressful. Certainty allows us to predict what will happen, when it will happen, and how it … Continue reading

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A little extra CARE in tough times

Hi everyone. In a follow-up to yesterday’s post, I thought I would provide a complementary infographic that acknowledges that in tough times children benefit from a little extra CARE also. This seems most apt in this most troubling of times. … Continue reading

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A little extra CARE

Children recovering from early adversity, including trauma and other adverse events, need a little extra CARE from adults who interact with them in a care and management role. I have provided, below, a little infographic to highlight where to focus … Continue reading

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Kinship CARE Project Online Training

Posted from Secure Start, the Kinship CARE Project Term 2 online implementation sessions. Open to all kinship carers! Kinship carers deserve to have their own training, tailored to their needs! Autumn/Spring Implementation This implementation will involve a sequence of weekly, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Training

Shared from securestart.com.au. Includes details of our upcoming program of online training. Please check it out! At Secure Start® we offer a range of training opportunities for individuals and organisations. In addition to our CARE and Triple-A curricula, we can … Continue reading

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Option of Last Report: Providing Therapy to Deeply Troubled Young People

I was talking to an overseas colleague today about the provision of psychotherapy services to young people who are in the most desperate of circumstances. This includes young people who are no longer able to be cared for in a … Continue reading

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