2 days ago
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris Testifies Before Congress - June 2018

5 minute watch Dr Nadine Burke presents on Toxic Stress with a 2 step intervention concept at the end.

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Pediatrician, CEO and Founder of the Center for Youth Wellness provided expert testimony on the physiological impact of children bei...

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2 days ago
The Trauma of Separation - TMC News

“Children actually function fairly well in trauma if they look to their attachment figure for support and understanding of the situation,” Newlin said. “We know that there’s a correlation between how parents manage and cope with a catastrophic situation and how the child will manage the situation. That’s why when there’s a really stressful situation and you remove the parent, it’s ... See more

Since the launch of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, more than 2,000 children have been separated from their families,...

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3 days ago
'Problem children are really the victims'

“A joint report from inspectors looking at how a range of agencies deal with children and young people says professionals often focus on the behaviour of older children, losing sight of their back stories and that they are vulnerable and in need of affection and support.” Interesting read

Services working with children need to look beyond the children's problems to spot neglect, inspectors say.

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4 days ago
Attachment Style, Adult Well-Being, and Childhood Trauma

“Attachment style, shown in numerous studies to be connected with relationship quality and potential health outcomes, is a significant factor for understanding how childhood maltreatment affects adult health and well-being” The importance of attachment when addressing ACE’s!

Research spanning decades looks at how maltreatment plays out in adulthood.

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5 days ago
Scottish Government pledges £1.35 million for trauma training

News Item. "This announcement shows a strong commitment from the Scottish Government and is an important step towards ensuring we have a trauma-informed workforce able to recognise, respond to, and support children, young people and their families who have experienced trauma.”

John Swinney today announced an additional £1.35 million for front line workers who provide support to people having suffered physical or sexual abuse.

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6 days ago
'The difference between hope and hopelessness is one person' | Tes News

"The film Resilience, the biology of stress and the science of hope had been part of the reason behind the growing interest in this issue from education professionals in Scotland. Government policy is important, but if you need culture change, which is really what growing kindness is about, governments can’t grow kindness – we can.”

Schools need to create a 'culture of kindness' to help children succeed in the face of adversity, conference told

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1 week ago
Trauma-Informed Teaching

Students living with trauma often have difficulty relating to or connecting with others, are easily overcome by anxiety or anger, and struggle to create meaning from course content. Important read for teachers.

Trauma-Informed Teaching

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1 week ago
Checkpoint with John Campbell

https://www.facebook.com/CheckpointRNZ/videos/2114792392096519/

They come from violent homes, addiction homes, homes without safety and sometimes homes without food.

Now these teenagers call youth justice residence Te Au rere a te Tonga home.

They shared their stories - about their childhoods, offences, and hopes, with John Campbell in this exclusive report.

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2 weeks ago
Photos from Irish Attachment in Action's post

Great Turn out for ‘Resilience Galway’ public screening with a great conversation. Thanks to a great panel a very interested and interesting audience, Galway Parenting Network and Tusla for their support. Look out for further screenings after the summer break.

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2 weeks ago

Panel for Galway Resilience Screening/Travel Directions and Parking can be found on the link below.
https://iaia.ie/resilience-galway-screening-with-q-and-a-panel-12-2pm-28th-june-2018-free-event/
Fantastic respond registration closing shortly as capacity is nearly reached.

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3 weeks ago
KPJR Films

Understanding The impact of trauma on us and our children is critical to how we respond and help those in need. Come join the Conversation at Galway Resilience Screening.

A NOTE FROM KPJR FILMS

We at KPJR Films join our partners and communities worldwide to advocate for the need for a #TraumaInformed America. We know and understand the science of toxic stress and need to work together to #PreventTraumaAndBuildResilience and #KeepFamiliesTogether.

View and share our exclusive clip, "The Biology of Toxic Stress", from Resilience and #BeTheOne to make a difference ... See more

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3 weeks ago
World Economic Forum

‘It’s time to be kinder to our teens’ helpful informative short video

The science of sulking. Read more: http://wef.ch/2EFVikQ

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3 weeks ago

7 DAYS To Go Register Now and 'Come Join the Conversation'
https://iaia.ie/resilience-galway-screening-with-q-and-a-panel-12-2pm-28th-june-2018-free-event/

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3 weeks ago
Creating Trauma-Informed Systems

‘A trauma-informed child and family service system is one in which all parties involved recognize and respond to the impact of traumatic stress on those who have contact with the system including children, caregivers, and service providers.’ Being trauma informed is one thing doing something about it is another! Great resource this!

A trauma-informed child and family service system is one in which all parties involved recognize and respond to the impact of traumatic stress.

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3 weeks ago
10 Therapeutic Approaches To Trauma Rages ~ Belong-Blog

Really Helpful article, short read!

When we asked on social media what topics people would most like us to cover, trauma rages came out as the most popular option. This isn’t surprising. The most popular post from our old blog was one in which we discussed how we managed rages with a young person we did respite fostering with. We .....

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3 weeks ago
IFCA :: Resilience Screening - Dublin

Great opportunity for IFCA members to view this important film documentary which has key messages for foster Carers and for all.

IFCA is delighted to offer you the opportunity to see the film, RESILIENCE – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope at our AGM and join in the question and answers session with our expert panel.

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3 weeks ago
a sensory rich morning routine

"f the sensory system were a set of cups, each of them representing one of the seven senses, the goal would be to keep them all at just the right level of fullness which helps calm and regulate the body." Useful Article with hints and tips!

School started and dysregulation happens regularly so I use these 3 secret tips to help us create a sensory rich morning routine to start the day out right.

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4 weeks ago
The Heart and the Bottle: A Tender Illustrated Fable of What Happens When We Deny Our Difficult Emotions

"How we address children’s experience of life’s darkest moments, as evidenced by the minuscule the pool of intelligent and imaginative books that help kids make sense of death and loss. And nowhere is there more heartening an antidote than in The Heart and the Bottle (public library) by the inimitable Oliver Jeffers." Insightful, helpful and important article, with links and video.

A gentle reminder of what we stand to lose when we lock away loss.

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4 weeks ago
Informed care picks up the pieces left by trauma

"In trauma-informed care, time is spent teaching caregivers and others how to view the world through the eyes of a trauma victim and to look for “triggers” that cause behavior or moods to shift negatively." Really good article on trauma informed care.

Never mind the little girl’s name. What’s important is that she was about 10 years old and all the doctors she had seen month after month had failed to ease her pain.

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1 month ago
The ‘Yes-Brain’ Approach to Parenting and Life

"Our children can learn the four foundations of a Yes-Brain way of living by how we communicate with them." Interesting and helpful short read by Dan Siegel His Cheese for Life!

Teach your kids these powerful skills, so they can dynamically engage their world.

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1 month ago
What Lies Beneath Behavior? - Echo Parenting & Education

Very helpful article....thanks Cheryl for posting!

Our goal at Echo is simple: Let's stay open and curious to what lies beneath behavior and most importantly of all, ensure that no more children are punished for a failed attempt to communicate just how very much they have already been punished by life.

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1 month ago
Six Ways to Beat Childhood Trauma and Stop Self-Sabotage

'It isn't easy to deal with developmental trauma, and many readers have responded with their own heartfelt stories. Because so many people struggle with these issues, I wanted to offer some thoughts on how to proactively deal with them. There is no substitute for doing the work, but I hope these unavoidably incomplete ideas will be useful:' Short informative read.

Addressing trauma can seem impossible, but there may be hope.

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1 month ago
Resilience Galway Screening

Resillence Screening Galway 28:6:18 12-2pm, Free Admission/ Register Below and come "Join the Conversation"
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/resilience-galway-tickets-46793190693

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1 month ago
What Role Does Early Life Stress Play in Depression?

"Many developmental researchers and clinicians have noted that healthy brain structure and function, as indicated by the delicate balance between chemicals in the brain, hormones and developing brain structures, “requires consistency in the environment, and [are] particularly grounded in a secure attachment to parental figures and other important adults in the child’s life,” he says. Short ... See more

Adversity in childhood may program the brain for future mental health problems.

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1 month ago
Here’s why mums should better understand their babies

"This study provides evidence that we can better understand babies' and mothers' experiences in these important encounters when babies need reassurance and support if we consider both the mothers' emotional response and her physiological regulation in these challenging caregiving contexts," Research short read

Security of relationship infants establish with their mothers is important for children's development, says study.

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1 month ago
Trauma‐informed care in response to adverse childhood experiences

'A trauma-informed care model will help nurses make sense of their patients’ health history and responses to treatment, and inform how they communicate with them. It needs to be accompanied by training, reflective practice and peer support.' Good article on nursing perspective on ACE's and what to do about this.

Adverse experiences in childhood have a negative impact on physical and mental health in later life. Using a trauma‐informed model of care helps to support adult survivors, parents and children

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1 month ago
Trauma Informed Care: Attachment trauma and neuroplasticity

'Attachment relationships are not a one way street. From birth, our emotional state forms a major part of the communication we have with others. When we are infants this is even more the case. We cry to signify many forms of distress, and most parents can distinguish several different cries indicating different reasons for our distress. short read

Early experience shapes the structure and function of the brain. This reveals the fundamental way in which gene expression is determined by experience. Daniel Siegel Homo sapiens is a social spec…

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1 month ago
Why Do They Do That? Teenagers & Risky Behaviour - And Why Punishment Won't Work -

Really interesting read. It’s no secret that there are many intelligent, well-adjusted adolescents who have a self-preservation instinct so small, it could fit through the eye of a needle without any trouble at all.

New research has revealed some remarkable findings into the brain of a teenagers, particularly boys, and it explains a lot!

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1 month ago
A Mother Far from Home

Something just so sweet about this!

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