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STRESS & EARLY BRAIN GROWTH Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

CLICK the Download button below to access the ACE's Handout. ACES_handoutDownload ...
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ReMoved – a must watch short-film…

A must watch short-film if you work with children in care or with difficult backgrounds. So powerful and moving! Grab a box of tissues and ...
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NOT Consciously Manipulative!

Let's REFRAME 'attention seeking behaviour' as 'attention-NEEDING' behaviour? ...
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Complex Trauma and Behaviour

A child with a complex trauma history may be easily triggered or “set off” and is more likely to react very intensely. The child may ...
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When is your brain built?

THE MAJORITY OF THE NEURONS IN YOUR BRAIN WERE CREATED IN THE WOMB. YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE NEURONS THROUGHOUT LIFE — TODAY YOU MIGHT MAKE ...
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The Repair of Early Trauma – A Bottom Up Approach

Fantastic video showing Dr Bruce Perry's 'Bottom-Up Approach' to recovery The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) ...
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The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)

The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is essentially an approach to clinical problem-solving. The specific goal of this approach is to ensure that the clinician ...
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Have you made the link with SHAME yet?

Children traumatised by neglect and abuse experience a double-whammy, negative effect in relation to shame. Firstly, their experiences mean that they are hypersensitive to shame ...
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Complex Trauma – Cognition: Thinking and Learning

Children with complex trauma histories may have problems thinking clearly, reasoning, or problem-solving. They may be unable to plan ahead, anticipate the future, and act ...
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Understanding Complex Trauma

Complex trauma occurs through repeated and prolonged exposure to trauma-inducing situations, most of which take place in a caregiving situation. When a child can’t rely ...
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ACES (ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES) BASICS

What Is the Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs] Study and What Is Its Significance?  The ACEs Study [published in 1998] is important because it found links ...
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Complex Trauma – Physical Health: Body and Brain

From infancy through adolescence, the body’s biology develops. A normal biological function is partly determined by environment. When a child grows up afraid or under ...
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Fix the environment, NOT the Flower!

When a flower doesn't bloom ...
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Ofsted to issue guidance for inspectors on the use of restraint…

It’s been announced that Ofsted is going to issue guidance for inspectors on the use of restraint. The fundamental change is that inspectors are to ...
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Complex Trauma, Attachment and Relationships

The importance of a child’s close relationship with a caregiver cannot be overestimated. Through relationships with important attachment figures, children learn to trust others, regulate ...
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