Author Archives: Trauma Recovery Blog

Understanding the impact of trauma on children

How does trauma affect behaviour, relationships, learning, thinking, feeling and doing?  Trauma impacts relationships because when someone they know has hurt them, either on purpose or because they were nearby when an awful thing happened such as abuse or violence. … Continue reading

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A story of personal trauma facilitating positive growth, despite the heartache

This blog follows from a  previous one on this site called ‘The day I cried non stop’.. I am blessed to have several wise and experienced clinical and organizational supervisors who support me in the role of Director of a … Continue reading

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Helping your child through a crisis

How to help your child in a crisis It’s tough being a parent sometimes isn’t it? It’s especially tough when we want to protect our children from the harshness of some of the things that happen in the world that … Continue reading

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Recovering from trauma. A child’s journey.

What will the journey look like for the survivors of Rotherham? In order to comprehend the recovery journey for a child such as those in the recent sexual exploitation cases in Rotherham, this paper shall paint a picture of the … Continue reading

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The day i cried non stop (and I know they’ll think they’ve won because of that)

The day I cried non stop. So after three years of anxiously waiting on hyper alert for the next email, letter or message from my harasser, I heard that he was arrested. The day was spent informing funders and people … Continue reading

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Stress and trauma in children today

Stress and trauma in children today Research suggests that there has been a rise in both the quantity of children affected by traumatic experiences and the severity of the trauma experienced (Cafcass, 2009; Donnelly, 2013). These experiences are shown to … Continue reading

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the brainstem survival

I thought I would share two principles from Bruce Perry, a child psychiatrist who has studied trauma. These principles can help us understand the brain of a person who is traumatised. They are just two of his fundamental principles that … Continue reading

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