An Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice
Trauma Informed Practice is recognising and understanding the impact that trauma and adversity has had on adults and children and considering ways to respond in a way that promotes positive relational experiences when certain emotions or behaviours are displayed. Thus having a therapeutic effect in all that we do.
“Beneath every behaviour there is a feeling. And beneath every feeling there is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behaviour we begin to deal with the cause.”
Ashleigh Warner, Psychotherapist
In order to understand trauma informed practiced, we must first understand trauma and the impact that it has on the developing child. There are three main factors; resilience, attachment and toxic stress, all of which have a biological, social and emotional impact.
Early Learning Contacts
Nicola Theobald, Lead for Early Years Partnerships
Kate Hubble, Early Years Improvement Officer
Kate Irvine, Early Years Improvement Officer, Early Years Consultant
Beth Osborne, Early Years Consultant
Ali Carrington, Early Years Consultant