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Day One – Childhood Trauma Conference

Today was officially the first day of the childhood trauma conference and the full weight of the presence of 2500 people was felt as I stared at the inaccessible coffee queue upon arrival! There were several Masterclass sessions on through the day and I chose to move...

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Welcome Day – Childhood Trauma Conference

It's the 29th July 2018 and I have arrived at the Childhood Trauma Conference 2018, the second time that I have been to this event (I came in 2016). I arrived in the early hours of Saturday morning comforted by the knowledge that my lovely friend Saffina, who I go to...

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Childhood Trauma Conference Melbourne 2018

It really doesn't seem like two years since I attended the biannual Childhood Trauma Conference in 2016 but it is and the suitcase is out to start packing again for my flight this Thursday. It's just as well I got my hug from Stephen Porges (Mr Polyvagal Theory) as he...

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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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