Supporting young people with developmental trauma
We know that many kinship carers are raising children who have experienced early loss, trauma and attachment disruption, and that being at in self-isolation at home brings additional challenges for you and them.
We’ve heard from a Clinical Psychologist who works with looked after children. Below are some of the resources that she recommends, as well as others that we have found through our own research. We will update this list as time goes on, but we hope it helps as a starting point for you.
A specialist, innovative and creative therapeutic service for young people, families and adults. They have useful resources for young people as well as carers, designed to help through coronavirus
Written for parents, carers, friends and family of children who have experienced early loss, trauma and attachment disruption, this pack includes a wealth of information to help you including who might experience development trauma, what it might look like and what you can do to help.
A free guide to help anyone manage worry and anxiety, including exercises you can work through.
A list of ten resources for young people and carers that you can use to help during coronavirus.
The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions (Therapeutic Parenting Books). Written by Sarah Naish this book gives you an easy to follow process to use when responding to issues with your children. It covers 60 common problems, from acting aggressively to difficulties with sleep, with advice on what might trigger these issues, and how to respond.
Have a search on YouTube for videos from Sarah Naish, who offers lots of advice about therapeutic parenting
Ellie, a Principle Clinical Psychologist at St Georges Hospital in London, has put together this video on anxiety and things people can do to try and manage how they feel in these difficult times. Whilst created specifically in response to the coronavirus outbreak, it is relevant to managing all forms of anxiety.
If you use Spotify, or any other podcast app, have a search to see if they have:
- A New Way to Parent Your Child; Therapeutic Parenting
- Therapeutic Parenting: Practical Applications
This Facebook group was established by therapeutic parent, expert and author, Sarah Naish, and other highly experienced therapeutic parents, therapists etc who have first-hand experience and have achieved excellent outcomes for children. The group is for all parents who are using, or interested in learning about, therapeutic parenting strategies and methods.