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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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Why clinicians use play in therapy with children

In response to the statement that he or she (the clinician) ‘just plays with the children’ I give you the following reasons why play is important. 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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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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School Holidays : A brief survival guide

Dear subscribers and visitors. It is Christmas holiday time here in Australia, and I thought that I would update this older post, which was very much buried in this site. Again, it contains some practical advice that many parents, grandparents, … Continue reading

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Understanding, Connection and Wellbeing

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We all need CARE

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Your child’s CARE requirements through the years

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Four Essential Enrichment Activities to Promote Recovery at School from Interpersonal Trauma

Greet the child before they do anything to initiate engagement with you. Greeting children in this way offers them the experience that they are in your thoughts, that they are worthy and that you are accessible. This is necessary as … Continue reading

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Therapeutic caregiving – why conventional is vital

We know that . . . We do that . . . These are all-too-familiar responses to endeavours to promote conventional aspects of caregiving and relating as part of a therapeutic approach to the care of children who are experiencing, … Continue reading

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