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Your Brilliant Brain: A Book about Complex Childhood Trauma
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Your Brilliant Brain: A Book for Children/Teens about Complex Childhood Trauma

“Your Brilliant Brain: A Book about Complex Childhood Trauma” is an enlightening, beautifully illustrated book designed to help children understand the effects of complex childhood trauma on their brain and…

How to Talk to Children about Flight, Fight and Freeze
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How to Talk to Children about Flight, Fight and Freeze Guide for Parents & Professionals

“How to Talk to Children about Flight, Fight, and Freeze” by Billy Brodovsky and Kate Kiernan is a comprehensive guide aimed at helping children become trauma-informed. It shifts the perspective…

Child development and trauma guide
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Child development and trauma guide

The Child Development and Trauma Guide provides foster carers, adoptive parents, and professionals working with children critical information about typical childhood development pathways and potential indicators of trauma at different…

Helping your Child Transition from Foster Care to Adoption Factsheet Helping your Child Transition from Foster Care to Adoption Factsheet
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Helping your Child Transition from Foster Care to Adoption Factsheet

The “Helping Your Child Transition From Foster Care to Adoption” booklet is a valuable resource for foster carers and adopters who are supporting a child during the adoption process. Whether…

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect: Booklet
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Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect: Booklet

Children who have been abused or neglected need safe and nurturing relationships that address the effects of child maltreatment. If you are parenting a child who has been abused or…

Strengthening Family Bonds: Relationship Building Activities for Parents/Carers and Children theraplay
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Strengthening Family Bonds: Relationship Building Activities for Parents/Carers and Children

‘Strengthening Family Bonds: Relationship Building Activities for Parents/Carers and Children’ is a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide filled with enjoyable techniques, games and ideas based on theraplay that help families grow…

Explaining Adoption to Your Child: Parents' guide
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Explaining Adoption to Your Child: Parents’ guide

This factsheet provides basic guidelines and advice for adoptive parents on how to talk to their child about adoption. The factsheet covers important topics such as when to tell your…

Later Life Letters guides & examples
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Later Life Letters guides & examples

Later Life Letter by West Sussex County Council & Children first – Guidance & Examples The guide covers the following topics:  IntroductionThe Role and Purpose of the Later Life LetterThe…

Developmental trauma - easy read explanation guides for carers, older children & schools
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Developmental trauma – easy read explanation guides for carers, older children & schools

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…

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Life story work/book: guides,templates & examples

Guides Social Work Handbook: Life story for work children and young people in care Guidance on life story work for social workers by Kent County Council (includes an example of…

Let’s learn together - A guide for parents and teachers of adopted children in primary school
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Let’s learn together – A guide for parents and teachers of adopted children in primary school

This booklet, made with help from parents and experts, delves into how early trauma affects adopted children’s school experiences. Addressing vulnerability, it aids both parents and educators in improving schooling….

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Children’s Guide to Adoption (Booklet)

Below are two different booklets which help children understand what adoption is and answer some of the questions children may have. The booklets have similar content but different design and are…

Positive Adoption Conversations - Guide for Adoptive Families
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Positive Adoption Conversations – Guide for Adoptive Families

This guide from Adoptive Families helps parents have open, honest conversations about adoption with their children. It provides sample dialogues tailored to different ages, tips for explaining difficult details, and…