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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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What is Attachment?

‘Attachment’ is a term used to describe the dependency relationship children develop towards their primary caregivers. In ordinary circumstances, an infant’s emerging attachment to their primary caregivers begins to show during the latter half of their first year post-birth, and … Continue reading

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We Love Collaborating

Secure Start® is looking to collaborate with organisations who share our vision of supporting happy, connected children. 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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Happy Birthday

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder turns ten years old this year! 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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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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Tantrums: Eight management strategies to keep in mind

Please find eight strategies to keep in mind when responding to a a tantrum exhibited by a child in your care. These are meant to be received as practical first steps. Continue reading

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