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All my resources can be found here.

Visual timetables – annual, weekly, daily this is baseline practice for all trauma sensitive work

Lesson timetable – if the above structures are not supportive enough, move to the structure of the lesson.  Main thing is to ‘turn up the volume’ of the routine and structure with built in down time if necessary






I am currently reading:

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Child Developmental & Trauma books

Batmanghelidjh.C and Kids Company (2013) Mind The Child. Penguin Books. The Penguin Group. London.

Batmanghelidjh.C (2006) Shattered Lives, Children who live with courage and dignity. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. London.

Bomber.L.M (2007) Inside I’m Hurting. Practical strategies for supporting children with attachment difficulties in schoolsWorth Publishing Ltd. London.

Bomber.L.M (2011) What about me? Inclusive strategies to support pupils with attachment difficulties make it through the school day. Worth Publishing Ltd. London.

Bomber.L.M & Hughes. D (2013) Settling troubled pupils to Learn: Why Relationships Matter in School. Worth Publishing Ltd. London

Burton M. et al, (2014), An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Sage: LA, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington

Geddes.H (2006) Attachment in the Classroom. The links between childrens early experience, emotional well-being and performance in school. Worth Publishing Ltd. London.

Gerhardt.S (2004) Why Love Matters. How affection shapes a baby’s brain.Brunner-Routledge. East Sussex.

Golding.K et al (2013) Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings. A tool for identifying and supporting emotional and social difficulties. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. London.

Golding.K et al (2013) Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School. A tool for identifying and supporting emotional and social difficulties in children aged 5 – 11. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. London.

Howe.D (2011) Attachment across the Lifecourse. A Brief Introduction.Palgrave Macmillan. UK

Jones, P, (2010), Rethinking Children’s Rights: Attitudes in Contemporary Society, Continuum: London, New York

Jones, P. (2009), Rethinking Childhood: Attitudes in Contemporary Society, Continuum: London, New York

Lefevre M. (2010), Communicating with children and young people: Making a difference, Policy Press: Bristol

Lomas T. (2016), The Positive Power of Negative Emotions: How harnessing your darker feelings can help you see a brighter dawn, Piatkus: London

Music. G. (2014) The Good Life: Wellbeing and the new science of Altruism, Selfishness and Immorality. London:Routledge

Music, G. (2016)  Nurturing Natures: Attachment and Children’s Emotional, Social and Brain Development. London: Psychology Press  (2nd edition)

Oaklander V. (1978, 1988, 2007), Windows to Our Children, Gestalt Journal Press: Maine

Siegel.D & Bryson.T (2011) The Whole Brain Child. 12 Proven strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind. Constable & Robinson Ltd. London.

Siegel, D & Bryson.T (2015) No Drama Discipline, Scribe Publications, London

Sunderland M. (2015), Conversations that Matter: Talking with Children and Teenagers in Ways that Help, Worth Publishing: UK

Taransaud.D (2011) You Think I’m Evil. Worth Publishing Ltd. London.