Easy to read booklets to help older children, professionals and carers/parents understand some of the behaviours/emotions displayed by children who have suffered developmental trauma. The booklets explain that these behaviours do not indicate that the child is misbehaving/being difficult but that they are going through an emotional turmoil caused by previous negative experiences. The guides explain that children’s reactions are displayed through four different survival states – fight, flight, freeze and submission.
Importantly, the booklets also offer suggestions on how adults can support the child.
Booklet 1: What Survival Looks Like At Home
Booklet 2: Survival at Home Quick Cheat Sheet
Booklet 3: What Survival Looks Like for me
Booklet 4: What Surival Looks like in Primary School
Booklet 5: Survival in Primary School: Quick Reference Guide
Booklet 6: What Survival Looks Like In Secondary School