• Permission to Nurture

    Hear from guest blogger and Behaviour Education Consultant, Michael Lincoln, as he shares how the introduction of trauma informed frameworks created permission to nurture for staff in schools. 

  • Why '13 Reasons Why' needs to be discussed

    We invited Jason Trethowan, CEO at 'headspace' to write for us this week on the topic of the 
    recent Netflix series 'Thirteen Reasons Why'.  He also shares a valuable tool they have developed to assist adults to talk with young people about the show and it's themes.
     
  • I killed my fish

    As a Child Psychologist working with traumatised children, I hear a lot of stories, some of which are sad or cruel, some unbelievable or amazing. These stories provide me some insight in the different ways these children experience the world. It is my challenge to unravel the story and try and discover the key to why this story is so upsetting or overwhelming to them. Sometimes that leads to an unexpected outcome.
  • Post Adoption Support

    Guest blogger, Leza Schultz shares how PASQ practitioners work with children who have experienced trauma, addressing the long-term impact of separation from biological families.

  • Review: The Neurobiology of Attachment Based Therapy

    For children to have to go from having to develop a mistrusting brain, and make the journey from mistrust to trust is not a no-brainer – it’s a real brainer. They really need to make some changes in their trajectory….. This book is an attempt to try to apply the knowledge about brain development and brain change and look at the process of change and attachment focused therapy’ - Jon Baylin In conversation with Dan Hughes and Janise Mitchell at the ACF conference 2016.

  • Care for children - Compassion for self

    Changing the narratives, the beliefs about identity and relationships that traumatised children have learnt is hard work.  It takes time and repetition (just as forming the problematic narratives and beliefs did) and the opportunity to do so in healthy, attuned relationships.

  • 'Life in Colour'- the 2016 NAB Graduate Major Fundraiser

    Last year, the NAB graduates of Melbourne and Sydney got together to raise funds to support the Australian Childhood Foundation. After an astonishingly successful campaign, we asked them to tell us a little about how they managed to exceed even their own expectations, in the hope it may inspire others to have a go.