Tag: trauma

October 25, 2016

25 October, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #8 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…

October 10, 2016

10 October, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #6 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…

July 21, 2016

21 July 2016 Most children and young people coming into state care do so after experiencing some form of neglect or abuse. This leaves many disturbed and vulnerable. From that difficult beginning, after they enter care, they may encounter a level of complexity and adversity in their new environment and circumstances that would challenge many adults. This double dose of adversity frequently traumatises children…

February 9, 2015

9 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…