TRM-related books…

Easy access to books recommended during our training!

I’ve been training a lot on the Trauma Recovery Model recently and frequently get asked for further reading and pointers to good books…

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So I thought I’d put together a quick guide to some of the main ones so that folks can easily get through to them for a nosey – and buy them if you wish.*

Check these out…

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Involving children in decisions

Where we go wrong and how to do it better...

Following our recent mini-series on handing disclosures, reader and social worker Ben Tomlinson shared the findings of his research into the involvement of children in decision-making.

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Here’s what he found…

Over to you, Ben:

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The top 3 of 2016…

It’s the time of year for looking back, taking a break and getting ready for what’s to come in 2017.

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Image courtesy of ©123rf/alexmillos

As part of my looking back I thought I’d share the top 3s from the website this year.

  • Top blog post
  • Most shared quote, and
  • My favourite read

Here goes…

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On handling disclosures – 2

Respecting children's choices...

People often say to me that they’re not allowed to talk to kids about their abusive experiences.

When children start to tell them something, they then have to put it all on hold and inform the social worker.

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Photo courtesy of ©123rf/firina (adapted)

Why “passing it on” is the wrong approach…

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On handling disclosures – 1

The privilege of being chosen...

It’s pretty heavy stuff – the first time a child tells you something about their suffering.

There’s a sense of trepidation and elation – all at once!

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Photo courtesy of ©123rf/rangizzz (adapted)

So how can we best serve kids who disclose?…

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Keeping good records

More than covering our backs...

I once spent two and a half hours giving evidence on a case in front of a care council hearing.

It was heavy duty stuff – thorough, lengthy and stressful.

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Photo courtesy of ©123rf/Joerg Hackemann (adapted)

If I needed any reminder, it certainly drove home the importance of good recording…

Why recording matters…

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What makes a good trainer? 2

How to be better...

Ever been on training and wished you were somewhere else?  Me too.

In our last blog on this subject, we looked at what it is about the trainer themselves that makes us like them.

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Today, I want to look a bit more at what it is that trainers do, that makes them good.

6 things that good trainers do…

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Celebrating Prevention

Finding satisfaction in what doesn't happen...

My first job was as an apprentice mechanic in a garage. I loved it!

At the end of each day I could add up the customer bills and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing I’d earned my keep. I knew what I’d produced.

Sketch - Celebrating Prevention

Working with troubled kids isn’t like that.

So how do we know we helped?…

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