The Developmental Trauma Easy Read Explanation Guides are invaluable resources designed to provide clear and concise information about developmental trauma to carers, older children, and schools. These guides aim to enhance understanding of the behaviors and emotions exhibited by children who have experienced trauma, emphasising that these responses stem from previous negative experiences rather than intentional misbehavior.
By explaining the concept of survival states (fight, flight, freeze, and submission), the guides help readers recognise and interpret the child’s reactions in a trauma-informed manner. Moreover, the booklets offer practical suggestions and strategies for supporting children affected by developmental trauma, including creating a safe and supportive environment, building trust and attachment, and facilitating emotional regulation.
With these easy-to-read guides, carers, older children, and school professionals can gain valuable insights into the effects of developmental trauma and learn effective approaches to support the healing and well-being of these children. By promoting empathy, understanding, and trauma-informed care, the guides contribute to a more nurturing and inclusive environment for children who have experienced developmental trauma.