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Posted on February 24, 2023 by colbypearce
Hello. I developed the video, below, and the story that accompanies it, to help young people, and adults who interact with them, to better understand the impact of attachment trauma and their development and approach to life and relationships. I … Continue reading →
Posted in trauma informed | Tagged attachmenttrauma, childhoodtrauma, childwelfare, fostercare, kinshipcare, psychologist, socialcare, socialworker, traumainformed | Leave a comment
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
Outcomes in child welfare: What a well-modulated nervous system looks like
Posted on November 3, 2022 by colbypearce
In this, the third blog in this series, I will write about what a well-modulated nervous system looks like among children and young people who are recovering from a tough start to life. Please also refer to the first and … Continue reading →
Posted in AAA Caregiving, Fostering, kinship care, trauma informed | Tagged adoption, attachment, attachment theory, child welfare, fostercare, kinshipcare, socialcare, socialworker, trauma informed | 1 Comment
Child Welfare Intervention Outcomes: What we know and what we see
Posted on October 23, 2022 by colbypearce
What outcomes do you expect to see as a result of my service provision? This is a question I routinely ask in my work. Put another way: These are, perhaps, the fundamental questions that get at the hopes of the … Continue reading →
Posted in AAA Caregiving, Therapy, Training Programs, trauma informed care, trauma informed practice, Trauma Informed Schools | Tagged Attachment Disorder, attachment theory, Child Protection, child welfare, child welfare leadership, foster care, kinship care, psychologist, psychology, schools, Social Care, Social Work, socialworker, trauma informed | 3 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 →
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
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
Our own response to the pandemic reflects the experience of maltreated children
Posted on May 4, 2020 by colbypearce
Uncertainty, including in relation to our health and the health of our loved ones, our access to basic needs, and what the future holds, is anxiety-evoking. It can leave us preoccupied with accessing basic needs and lead us to behave in ways that increase our chances of being able to achieve needs provision, and feel safe. Uncertainty, coupled with the media coverage of the pandemic, can leave us experiencing ourselves as inadequate, others as threatening and dangerous, and the world as unsafe. The current uncertainty, and its psychological impacts on us, provides an insight into what life is like for children and young people who are recovering from a tough start to life.
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Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged attachment, child welfare, child welfare leadership, children, Coronavirus, COVID19, mental health, pandemic, psychology, social worker, socialwork, socialworker, trauma, trauma informed, trauma informed care, trauma informed practice, traumainformed, traumainformedcare, traumainformedpractice | Leave a comment
Providing a psychology service to children and young people in an online medium
Posted on April 1, 2020 by colbypearce
A short video I have made about my initial experience delivering a psychology service to children and young people via an online medium in this time of social distancing.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged counselling, counsellor, psychologist, psychology, psychotherapist, psychotherapy, socialwork, socialworker, therapist, Therapy | Leave a comment
Practical Parenting during a Pandemic
Posted on March 27, 2020 by colbypearce
There is a lot of advice for parents and caregivers being shared in these extraordinary times. If you or your client group are looking for something simple, practical, and do-able, something which will not take hours to read, and something … Continue reading →
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged adopter, adoption, childwelfare, Coronavirus, Covid 19, fostercare, fostercarer, kinshipcare, kinshipcarer, pandemic, parent, parenting, socialcare, socialwork, socialworker, traumainformed, traumainformedcare, youthworker | Leave a comment