ACEs and Resilience

ACEs and Resilience

Public Health Wales and the University of Bangor have published their report on the relationship between resilience and the onset of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The report gives clues for those working with both children and adults – about how to mitigate the...
On handling disclosures – 4

On handling disclosures – 4

If you work with troubled children, sooner or later they’ll tell you what’s happened to them. So why do some children struggle to give a clear story of what took place?   Trauma and memory… A couple of years ago, I was first on the scene at a serious...
Teens and neglect

Teens and neglect

When we think of the teenage years we probably don’t usually think of neglect. But here’s the truth of it… Being a teenager can be a confusing time of life… Changes to body and mind Added pressures of school and exams Trying to find your way...

Why punishment doesn't work…

It’s all about behaviour, right? Think about it, most of us spend our time dealing with the things troubled children and young people do. I want to unpick this a little, because I think we might be barking up the wrong tree… So how should we understand the...