Why kids' brains really matter…

Every now and again something new comes along that changes things significantly. In my view, right now that thing is our new understanding of how brain function is affected by abuse. We now know that children who have suffered maltreatment in their early years, have a...

Introducing the TRM website…

I’m delighted to introduce you to a new website – www.TraumaRecoveryModel.com  Myself and my colleague, Dr Tricia Skuse, have finally set up an online place for our model, The TRM. For those of you who work with troubled young people, in whatever field,...
Putting attachment theory to work…

Putting attachment theory to work…

Great for working with TEENAGERS. Attachment-Based Practice with Adults: Understanding Strategies and Promoting Positive Change, Pavilion Publishing, Brighton, UK. ISBN-13: 978-1908066176 In recent years I’ve come to really appreciate what attachment theory has...

The Developing Mind…

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (second edition), by Daniel Seigel, ISBN-13: 978-1462503902 A number of years ago, I had the pleasure of attending the National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN) conference in...