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. 

Resilience

Resilience

Attachment

Attachment

Toxic stress

Toxic stress

Early Learning Contacts

Nicola Theobald, Early Years Improvement Officer
Kate Hubble, Senior Foundation Years Consultant
Nicky Bale, Foundation Years Bristol Standard Consultant
Beth Osborne, Foundation Years Consultant Birth to Three
Kate Irvine, Interim Foundation Years Consultant
Ali Carrington, Interim Foundation Years Consultant