Healing developmental trauma

graphic for trauma article9 February 2015

Many children coming into care will do so carrying the burden of traumatic experiences yet sometimes they reject the very warm, supportive and predictable relationships that adults caring for them are only too willing to offer.

This article, written by Advocate Sarah Bishop who has made a study of developmental trauma, looks at its deep and long-lasting effects.  The article helps to find the meaning behind the behaviour of traumatised children and discusses how a team can build a supportive environment to aid the child’s healing.

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