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Why do my child’s support professionals say that behaviour management doesn’t work?
Posted on February 2, 2023 by colbypearce
Conventional responses to behaviours of concern, such as reward and punishment strategies, are widely considered to be ineffective in addressing the complex and challenging behaviours exhibited by children and young people who have experienced complex, relational, or early/developmental trauma. This … Continue reading →
Child welfare intervention outcomes: what does trust in the accessibility and responsiveness of adults look like?
Posted on November 4, 2022 by colbypearce
In this the final blog of the series, I will present what I think functional learning about the accessibility and responsiveness of adults in a caregiving role for needs provision looks like. I recommend that the reader also take a … Continue reading →
Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Attachment, Fostering, kinship care, trauma informed | Tagged Child Protection, child welfare, fostercare, kinshipcare, socialcare, socialwork, socialworker, traumainformed | Leave a comment
What attachment security looks like
Posted on November 1, 2022 by colbypearce
In the first blog of this series about child welfare intervention outcomes, I wrote about the importance of knowing, and being able to say, what progress toward successful outcomes looks like. In this second blog of the series, I will … Continue reading →
Posted in Adoption, Fostering, kinship care, trauma informed | Tagged adoption, attachment, attachmentdisorder, attachmenttheory, familyservices, fostercare, kinshipcare, parenting, psychology, socialcare, socialwork, traumainformed | 2 Comments
Practice alignment: How important is it in child welfare?
Posted on September 25, 2022 by colbypearce
A child leaves their placement to attend school, where acceptance and belonging are contingent on adhering to the school’s behaviour expectations. They leave school to go to sports practice, where acceptance and belonging are contingent on being good enough to … Continue reading →
Achieving best outcomes from care
Posted on September 7, 2022 by colbypearce
Twenty-seven years continuous work in child protection and child welfare, including ongoing work with young adults who have transitioned from Care, has taught me some extremely valuable lessons about long-term outcomes of a childhood spent in State Care. In particular, … Continue reading →
Posted in Attachment, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, Therapy, trauma informed, trauma informed care, Trauma Informed Schools | Tagged childprotection, childwelfare, childwelfareleadership, fostercare, kinshipcare, parenting, psychology, socialcare, socialwork, teachers, traumainformed, traumainformedschools | Leave a comment
How long does it take for therapeutic care strategies to work?
Posted on April 20, 2022 by colbypearce
The ‘failure’ of a therapeutic care strategy to achieve the desired outcome on first administration does not necessarily mean that it will not or that it is a worthless strategy. Children and young people who are recovering from a tough … Continue reading →
Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Attachment, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, trauma informed, trauma informed care | Tagged adoption, Child Protection, child welfare, child welfare leadership, foster care, kinship care, Social Care, socialwork, therapeutic care, trauma informed | Leave a comment
Why does my child need ‘therapeutic care’?
Posted on April 1, 2022 by colbypearce
A child’s adjustment, like many aspects of their functioning, is usefully thought of as sitting on a spectrum ranging from maladjustment at one end to positive adjustment at the other end. Where a child is on this spectrum depends on … Continue reading →
Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Fostering, kinship care, Parenting, trauma informed care | Tagged adoption, childprotection, childwelfare, fostercare, kinshipcare, parenting, socialwork, trauma informed | Leave a comment
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 is the distinctive atmosphere or quality that you project in your role?
Posted on December 31, 2021 by colbypearce
A quick Google search reveals that aura can be defined as the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place (Oxford Languages). In my work, I am particularly interested in the … Continue reading →
Posted in trauma informed | Tagged aura, childwelfare, childwelfareleadership, foster care, foster carer, kinship care, kinship carer, parenting, psychologist, psychology, socialwork, socialworker, traumainformed | 1 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