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 is the link to access a series of animations to support children understand trauma.   Description: The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service has launched a series of animations, co-created with children and young people from the North Kensington Community.  The resources are aimed at helping children and young people understand trauma; how symptoms can result in changes to…
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…
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…