Child abuse Category

Protecting young children at risk of abuse and neglect

The great thing about an evidence review of this kind is the rare luxury it creates to have a reflective conversation. I read it with the ADCS Safeguarding Pressures report and the terms of reference for the independent review of children’s social care very much in my mind.  

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Seeing the Invisible

Attachment experiences between caregiver and child are powerful sculptors of personality,and become key determinants in how an individual relates to self, other and emotions overa lifetime. When a child’s early attachment relationships are characterized by recurrent“errors of omission” – neglect, deprivation, misattunement, and lack of affection,recognition and/or affirmation — that child can develop areas of […]

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Grace vs. Abuse

You (yes, you) need to read this…even if you’re not in an abusive situation. You need to know where the line is between giving grace and accepting abuse, so you can help a friend or family member recognize it. For millions of Americans, accepting abuse is an everyday occurrence. Statistics reveal around 10 million people suffer from […]

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Supporting your child with a negative experience online

We want all children to have a safe and positive experience when they go online, but sometimes a child might be sent an image, video or message without their consent that upsets or confuses them. It can be hard to know what to say or do in these types of situations and that’s completely normal. […]

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Neuroscience Research

The brain learns through trusting relationships If we are with people we know and trust then our minds are more open to new experiences. We are open to trying something new or to changing our beliefs about the world and other people.The capacity of the brain to learn in everyday life depends on relationships with […]

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Childhood Trauma and the Brain: How Mental Health Problems Develop

We know that mental health problems after abuse and neglect are not inevitable. Many children grow up to be healthy and successful adults. In this video, Linking Childhood Trauma to Mental Health, Professor Eamon McCrory explains what scientists have learned about how mental health problems develop over time in an accessible way for professionals and carers […]

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The Adolescent Brain

In the final edition of Child in Mind, Claudia Hammond talks about the often misunderstood changes that happen during adolescence with young person Yaamin and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL Sarah-Jane Blakemore https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/child-in-mind/

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What is trauma and how does it affect the brain?

What is trauma, what does it look like, and how does it affect the brain? These questions are discussed in this month’s Child in Mind podcast. Presenter Claudia Hammond is joined by David Trickey, Consultant Clinical Child Psychologist in the Trauma and Maltreatment Service at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/child-in-mind/

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Psychological “wounds”

If young children dont get their developmental needs met, they automatically survive by forming a split personality. This causes several interrelated psychological “wounds”

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