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By Georgina Cadby-Fisher, Community Psychiatric Nurse Children can suffer trauma from an early age a variety of ways. The NSPCC (National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children) estimates that up to half a million children each year suffer a form of abuse. This can have a devastating effect on the child’s development, and has lasting effects throughout adolescence and into adulthood. Children may suffer abuse such as physical, sexual, emotional, neglect or they may witness their caregivers receiving similar kinds of abuse. When a child is young, any perceived threat to the safety of themselves or their primary...

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10th October 2018 is World Mental Health Day and the theme for this year for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Mental Health Day is “young people and mental health in a changing world.” Mental Health Day 2018 is shining a bright light on the need for governments to invest in mental health programmes for youngsters and for the social, health and education sectors to become involved in “comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based programmes for the mental health of young people.” The focus of the programmes should be on how to raise awareness of ways to look after the mental health of adolescents...

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Here are a list of books that are recommended by our staff for foster carers, children and young people. These books provide advice and guidance of how to handle certain situations and give a realistic insight into what fostering is like for carers and children. Books for Carers Why Can't My Child Behave? Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families by Dr Amber Elliott This is a very useful tool in understanding the concept of Therapeutic parenting, and why children may not be responding to particular behaviour management strategies. In our Dartford office the social workers refer to this book...

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