Episode 22 – Resources and a word of warning

In this final podcast internal and external resources needed to help and support vulnerable children are discussed.  

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Episode 21 – Rewards

This podcast outlines the issues vulnerable children face with changes and transitions in the school environment.  

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Episode 20 – Communication and what we learn

The importance of communicating with the relevant people involved in vulnerable children’s lives and the importance of what we are teaching these children at school.  

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Episode 19 – Triggers and Prevention

This podcast raises the subject of the triggers children have that may impact their behaviour.  

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Episode 18 – Changes and Transitions

This podcast outlines the issues vulnerable children face with changes and transitions in the school environment.  

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Episode 17 – Memory and Organisation

Children who have experienced trauma may struggle with memory and organisational skills, which can be a problem in school..  

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Episode 16 – Cause and Effect Thinking

This podcast looks at what cause and effect thinking is and how it has an impact on children who’ve not learnt the consequences of their actions. Symptoms and strategies again are discussed.  

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Episode 15 – Self-Regulation

This podcast outlines the development of self-regulation and how this can be impaired in vulnerable children, which results in a child with poor self-regulation. Symptoms and strategies are mentioned to help those working with these children.  

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Episode 14 – Control and Self-Reliance

This podcast looks at the two areas of control and self-reliance. Very often children who have experienced early trauma have to control their environment in order to feel safe.  

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Episode 13 – Trust

This podcast looks at the development of trust, its definitions, symptoms of children with poor levels of trust and how you help children to develop in this area.

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Episode 12 – Empathy

This podcast will explore the emotion of empathy – the symptoms of poor empathy and strategies to help children develop empathy.  

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Episode 11 – Identity

This podcast looks at identity – what it is, how it develops and what are the symptoms of children with poor sense of identity.

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Episode 10 – Shame

We talk about the shame cycle and how children who have experienced excessive shame in early years will struggle later on in life with how they feel at the core of their being.

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Episode 9 – Guiding Principal #5 – Sensory less

Children who have experienced trauma very often need less sensory stimulation than other children. This podcast talks about some of the fear times for children such as break and lunch times.

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Episode 8 – Guiding Principal #4 – Time In

This podcast explores the difference between modern sanctions around Time Out principles as opposed to Time In, which encourages closeness, and trust with a child.

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Episode 7 – Guiding Principal #3 – Structure

Here we talk about the importance of a structured environment for vulnerable children and how chaos can impact their ability to learn.

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Episode 6 – Guiding Principal #2 – Emotional Age

This podcast compares a child’s emotional age to their chronological age particularly for those vulnerable children who have experienced early trauma.

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Episode 5 – Guiding Principal #1 – Relationships

The next few podcasts are about strategies to put in place to help children with Attachment difficulties. This podcast discusses the importance of relationships over curriculum or programmes.

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Episode 4 – Symptoms of Attachment

In this podcast episode the underlying root causes of behaviour are mentioned, along with a detailed list of symptoms of behaviour associated to Attachment difficulties in children.

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Episode 3 – Brain Development

This podcast simplifies the basics of brain development in early years, particularly where it impacts children’s development and learning capacity. Other aspects of early physical development are also mentioned but all to do with the brain functions.

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Episode 2 – Attachment Theory and Styles

This podcast describes what attachment is and the theorists who discovered Attachment Theory. The four basic styles of Attachment are outlined with some symptoms to enable you to recognise the different styles in children.

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Episode 1 – What is trauma?

This podcast explores the definition of trauma and the causes of trauma particularly for children in early childhood. Abuse, neglect, poverty and illness are all mentioned along with other factors in our current society.

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