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Why does my child follow me to the bathroom?
Posted on March 14, 2022 by colbypearce
Those who take care of children who are recovering from a tough start to life commonly report that the child in their care follows them to the bathroom, and becomes unreasonably distressed when prevented from doing so. In my experience … Continue reading →
What does my child’s recovery from early trauma look like?
Posted on February 27, 2022 by colbypearce
Anyone who has played Spotto (Spot the yellow car) with children knows that there are many more yellow cars on the road than you typically notice when driving. Similarly, when playing I Spy there are many more things starting with … Continue reading →
Why does my child antagonize others and then complain of being bullied?
Posted on February 24, 2022 by colbypearce
Antagonizing others and then complaining of being bullied, though it is easily viewed as irrational and self-defeating, stems from very real (and justified) feelings of being poorly treated in life. Children and young people who have experienced relational trauma are … Continue reading →
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged attachment theory, childwelfare, childwelfareleadership, educators, fostercare, kinshipcare, parents, psychology, socialcare, teachers, traumainformed | Leave a comment
Why does my child lie?
Posted on February 22, 2022 by colbypearce
Lying is not necessarily evidence of a character flaw or lack of connection with reality. Children and young people who are recovering from a tough start to life due to abuse and neglect lie for self-protection. Such is their profound … Continue reading →
Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, trauma informed | Tagged adoption, childwelfare, childwelfareleadership, counsellor, educator, fostercare, kinshipcare, parenting, psychologist, psychotherapist, socialcare, socialworker, teacher, traumainformed | 1 Comment
Why does my child smile when I am angry?
Posted on February 22, 2022 by colbypearce
Smiling when you are angry is not necessarily a sign that the child or young person in your care is feeling self-satisfied and smug. Many children and young people who are recovering from a tough start to life due to abuse and neglect are unsettled by heightened emotion in adults. For them, it is associated with something bad happening. Continue reading →
Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, trauma informed | Tagged adoption, attachmenttheory, childwelfare, fostercare, kinshipcare, parenting, psychology, socialcare, traumainformed | 2 Comments
Why is my child’s room always messy?
Posted on February 12, 2022 by colbypearce
Messy bedrooms are not necessarily evidence of a chaotic mind or wilful disobedience. For children who are recovering from a tough start to life due to abuse and neglect or other forms of hardship, it can be a sign that … Continue reading →
Intentional parenting benefits you and your kids
Posted on April 12, 2021 by colbypearce
With lots of things that command our attention these days, it is natural to approach aspects of our life and roles in the easiest manner possible. In Psychology, automaticity is concept used to describe times in which we perform a … Continue reading →
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged adoption, attachment, Attachment Disorder, attachment theory, educators, fostercare, fostercarer, fostercarers, grandparents, kinshipcarers, parent, parenting, parents, socialcare | Leave a comment
A common knowledge, language, and approach for parents, professionals, and organisations: The CARE Curriculum
Posted on January 22, 2021 by colbypearce
The CARE Curriculum offers a comprehensive approach to the delivery of culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed and -responsive services among families recovering from adverse life and family circumstances, via the delivery of enriched CARE. Continue reading →
Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Attachment, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, Training Programs, trauma informed, trauma informed care, trauma informed practice | Tagged adoption, attachment, attachment theory, childprotection, childwelfare, childwelfareleadership, fostercare, kinshipcare, mentalhealth, psychology, socialcare, socialwork, trauma, traumainformed, traumainformedcare, traumainformedpractice, traumaresponsive | Leave a comment
Theory of Accessibility to Needs Provision
Posted on September 11, 2020 by colbypearce
Below is a statement that reflects the third ‘A’ in the Triple-A Model – Accessibility (to needs provision). It captures my thoughts and my response when I am talking to caregivers about their experience of the behaviour of a child … Continue reading →
Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Attachment, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, trauma informed care, Trauma Informed Schools | Tagged attachment, Child Protection, child protection week, child welfare, child welfare leadership, childcare, children, Education, educators, fostercare, grandparents, kinshipcare, parenting, psychology, relativecare, schools, socialcare, teachers, trauma informed, trauma informed classroom, trauma informed practice, traumainformedcare | Leave a comment
Preserving Placements during a Pandemic – Video Series with Handbook
Posted on April 18, 2020 by colbypearce
I am very pleased to make this series of short videos available to foster and kinship carers, to assist them manage the impact of the current pandemic on the children and young people in their care, and themselves. I am … Continue reading →
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