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Foster and Kinship Care Week 2019

Our society simply cannot intervene to protect children and support them to achieve to their potential without foster and kinship carers. We owe them a lot! Continue reading

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Why The CARE Therapeutic Framework?

The CARE Therapeutic Framework is a back-to-basics, strengths-based program that supports enrichment of therapeutic care environments for children who are recovering from relational trauma and other forms of early adversity, and their caregivers. Relational connection, wellbeing, and new learning (growth) … 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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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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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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Dear Subscribers and Visitors to this Blog

Hello. You have not really heard from me for a while. I have neglected this blog site while working on other endeavours, including the further development of the Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care in Donegal, Ireland, and the development and … Continue reading

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Understanding, Connection and Wellbeing

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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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CARERS must CARE – Lessons on attachment from Colby Pearce

It was such a privilege to be asked recently to write a review for Colby Pearce’s second edition of a ‘Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder’. Colby Pearce is one of the leading experts in attachment and as a … Continue reading

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