Trauma and wellbeing

There is wide youth justice sector interest around the impact of attachment, trauma and adverse childhood experiences on children in the youth justice system and the relationship to their offending behaviour.

Trauma-informed approaches aim to work with children to help them to feel physically and emotionally safe, to develop trust, to take account of their preferences and incorporate their input into decision-making. In creating collaboration, children may become empowered to maximise their strengths, capabilities and potential.

This section provides information about how trauma-informed practice is developing and resources that can support it. it also contains information regarding drug and mental wellbeing resources.

Summary:  Attached are two documents from YJB and Stakeholders that look at Enhanced Case Management in relation to Child First principles. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Description:Attached below are two core documents un relation to enhanced case management and child first principles: Enhanced Case Management: Implementing the Approach – Attached is the practice guidance, which has been…
iCoN stands for "In Control of Now" and looks to give young people control over their futures. It uses a trauma-informed approach to work with those young people who have been assessed as experiencing some form of trauma.   I-CoN is commissioned by the North East London Resettlement Consortia (NELRC) to deliver a clinically-led outreach trauma service. It is aimed…
Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none      Aim: The tool supports practitioners in completing an in depth mental health assessment on young people and helps identify what the areas for concern are. The information gathered from the tool can then assist in completing a referral into mental health services .     Description:The tool is comprised of 23 question…
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a new online learning tool - Attachment difficulties in children and young people overview pathway.The tool aims to help education, health and social care professionals understand how the NICE children’s attachment guideline can be applied to support children and young people who may have attachment difficulties, their carers and…
The Little Blue Book of Sunshine (also attached below) is a mental health and wellbeing booklet distributed to over 40,000 children and young people in Berkshire. Accompanied by outdoor and Instagram advertising, the Little Blue Book provides a source of trusted advice about emotional and mental health issues, and safely signposts readers to additional information online. The campaign was co-developed…
The Drug Strategy 2017 sets out how the government and its partners, at local, national and international levels, will take new action to tackle drug misuse and the harms it causes.
Summary: The table describes interventions and assessments that have been used with children experiencing trauma, in youth justice and other settings.   In order to address the trauma associated with victimisation and, consequently, to reduce reoffending and further victims, the YJB has set up a programme of work to raise the profile of this issue. The YJB and their partners…
Summary: Anna Freud National Centre for children and Families holds information around trauma and the impact on children and young people   The Anna Freud National Centre for children and Families, holds information around trauma and the impact on children and young people.  Their website, also has a section for practitioners working with children.  
Summary: A Guide for parents/carers and professionals, created by The Children’s Society, to support children and young people affected by traumatic events or experiences.     Trauma and Young people: A Guide for Parents, Carers and Professionals is a guide created by The Children’s Society, to help parents, carers and professionals who are supporting children and young people affected by…
Summary: Report by YoungMinds concerning impact of adversity and trauma on the mental health of children.     YoungMinds have published Prioritising Adversity and Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Young People in England report which brings together contributions from academics, clinicians, commissioners and frontline professionals in regards to raising awareness about the impact of adversity and trauma on the mental…
Summary: Infomation reguarding Alprozolam, also known as Xanax.   Alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax (after one of the most common brand names), is an anti-anxiety medicine in the benzodiazepine family and similar to diazepam (Valium). Alprazolam is however around 10 times stronger and has a quicker/shorter-acting effect.  Those that take alprazolam may quite quickly feel relaxed, tired and sleepy. Some…