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Working with Relational Trauma in Schools

Working with Relational Trauma in Schools:

An Educator’s Guide to Using Dyadic Developmental Practice

Written by experienced clinicians, this book provides an exploration of how educators can easily use Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) to help vulnerable pupils to thrive.

DDP is an intervention model for children and young people who have experienced trauma in past relationships. Safety and security is increased through offering emotional connection in a variety of ways, helped by the attitude of PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy). The model gives children the opportunity to experience the relationships necessary for healthy development, emotional regulation and resilience.

This book gives educators all the tools they need to embed DDP into their practice, including building connections with students, partnerships with parents, understanding the theory behind DDP, and overcoming the challenges of implementing it in practice. These principles can be adapted to support pupils at all levels.

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RESPECTED

Three well respected and established organisations join up to advocate for an empathic and informed understanding of the impact of trauma and loss on pupils.

ACCREDITED

The latest research in child development, attachment and neuroscience coupled with accredited experienced practitioners.

NURTURING

Creating small personalised teams in school who provide consistent, attuned and responsive care and rich, relational approaches.

NETWORKED

Encouraging attendance at local support groups, regional hubs, national conferences and completing further reading

CHANGING CHILDREN’S LIVES TODAY

Providing the training, resources and support for staff and assistants so that children and young people who have experienced trauma and loss have access to the help they need.

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