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Five tips for supporting children impacted by natural disasters

This short article is a brief follow-up to Disaster Relief: Helping Children During (and After) Community Traumatic Events. Continue reading

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Five tips for getting your child off to sleep in their own bed

One of the more common struggles reported by parents and caregivers is getting children off to sleep in their own bed.  What follows is a simple method to address this issue that I often recommend, and that I used with … Continue reading

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Disaster Relief: Helping children during (and after) community traumatic events

An article for parents and caregivers by Colby Pearce, Clinical Psychologist, Secure Start®. Traumatic events include any adverse event that challenges, or overwhelms, a child’s normal feelings of safety and everyday coping capacity. Traumatic events often occur suddenly and without … Continue reading

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Foster and Kinship Care Training Curricula at Secure Start

At Secure Start we offer training based on the Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care and the CARE Curriculum. Both curricula were developed by Colby Pearce, are based in psychological science, but are delivered in an accessible way. Both curricula inform … Continue reading

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Kinship CARE Project Carer Handbook

The Kinship CARE Project is a dedicated endeavour to support kinship carers in South Australia who are looking after children for whom the Department for Child Protection has an authority to place. For a limited time, I am offering organisations that support kinship carers access to the Kinship CARE Project Carer Handbook via PDF download. Continue reading

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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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Child development: The importance of emotional connection

Emotional connection, initiated by an adult caretaker, is important because it supports several extremely important aspects of a child’s emotional development. Connecting with the emotional experience of an infant supports a reciprocal emotional connection from the infant. Within this emotional … Continue reading

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