Tag Archives: Social Care

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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Kinship CARE Project Update

The Kinship CARE Project has been extended to 2020. The Kinship CARE Project is a joint initiative of the Department for Child Protection (DCP) and Secure Start®. At the time of writing, and over the previous 18 months, Kinship CARE … 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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Complex Trauma: Three things you need to know about how it impacts the developing child

Complex Trauma occurs when children experience prolonged and debilitating fear and distress as a result of adverse experiences that occur recurrently and/or in combination, and where the person or person’s who are responsible for keeping the child safe from harm and alleviate their distress is/are:
1. unable to alleviate the child’s distress; or
2. responsible or the child’s distress. 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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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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