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Why DO We Need A Conference For Care Experienced Adults?

GUEST POST from Ian Dickson I looked at the disadvantage statistics for people who have left care yesterday. They’ve changed little over decades, but I check them a lot to remind myself why I campaign for change for the care experienced community. The same depressing...

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Self Compassion for Parents Within The ACE’s

Attachment Awareness, Trauma informed and ACE educated frameworks for understanding individual behaviour, challenges within society and preventative strategies are embedded well within all my work now and I spend a lot of time training and speaking on these areas...

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Tiptoeing into Christmas After Childhood Trauma

Guest post from Rosie Canning, Writer, Campaigner and PHD Student researching the representation of care leavers in fiction. It is that time of year again. The season to be jolly. It doesn’t matter how old you are, when you have the trauma of unhappy childhood...

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5 Ways To Have A Trauma Informed Christmas

Christmas Past is that yearly place we have to enter, often subconsciously, almost certainly without our permission until we bring our subconscious to that conscious place of knowing; awareness. My 'awareness' that it's coming starts around August as I internally...

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The Lost Generation of Care Experienced Adults

There has been a growing and developing conversation within the care experienced community for some time around support, connection and resonance for those of us who are a long way from being young people/young adults. The term ‘care leaver’ has become synonymous and...

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Are Nurture Groups Relevant In A School Setting?

Introduction The more recent resurgence of Nurture Groups in schools as a strategy of intervention for children who are struggling with mainstream classroom settings is worthy of an exploration. There are many concerns about the placing of ‘nurture’ within a...

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What IS Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ as opposed to IQ) is one of those things that I talk about a lot (and I mean a lot) in the training that I deliver. This is because when we're talking about healing from trauma, being attachment aware or developing self care, EQ is uber...

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Should Teachers be Expected To ‘Fix’ Attachment?

A recent discussion on Twitter from a Deputy Headteacher and Director of Inclusion about how it is not a teachers job to 'fix' attachment in children led me to want to offer a response in a way that far superseded the 140 character limit afford by twitter, on whether...

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