Brothers and Sisters Separation and Contact

Following interviews with care-experienced young people who had been separated from their siblings on entering the care system, Connecting Voices have published this report on their findings in East Ayrshire. Read more

Chantal's Miracle

This video tells the story of Chantal, a young woman who survived the genocide in Rwanda, and overcame losing her family to become a successful shop owner with the help and support of Dr Lori Leyden and Project Light. Find out more. Read more

'No-one told us it was going to be like this'

Compassion fatigue and foster carers. Compassion fatigue is a physical and emotional response to the stresses of working with traumatised people. This study explores compassion fatigue in foster carers and the impacts this can have, with the aim of improving awareness and highlighting the support strategies which carers find helpful to reducing compassion fatigue. Read more

Treating Childhood Trauma

Oprah Winfrey reports on how trauma plays a role in childhood development and what new methods are being used to help children and young people who have experienced it in a recent report for American news channel CBS. Find out more. Read more

SevenSlideSeries: The Human Brain

This short video, from the SevenSlideSeries at the ChildTrauma Academy, gives a brief introduction to core concepts about brain structure and function that provide the basis for developmentally sensitive and trauma-informed caregiving, education and therapy. Read more

The Cost Of Caring

This booklet by Dr Bruce Perry, Founder and Senior Fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy, presents an overview of secondary trauma, with the aim of giving readers a better understanding of how working with traumatised children and young people can affect us personally and professionally. Find out more about this booklet 'The Cost of Caring'. Read more

The Neurobiology of Relationships and Community

In this fascinating presentation, Dr Dan Siegel (Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA) looks at the links between neuroscience, adolescence, relationships and community. Read more

Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency

The Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework us a flexible intervention which was developed for children and young people who have experienced complex trauma. Find out more and read Kinniburgh, Blaustein, Spinazzola and van der Kolk's paper: Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency. Read more

InBrief: The Science of Neglect

This six-minute video provides an overview of The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain, a Working Paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. Read more

The Voices

Between 2014 and 2016, care-experienced young people travelled the country from Dumfries to Inverness, presented at a wide variety of forums, events and conferences, had an audience with the then Minister for Children and Young People, and have found themselves trending on Twitter. Their report 'Listen...Can You Hear Their Voices?' was published in August 2016 highlighting their findings and making key recommendations. Read more

Thro' the een o' caer leevers

(Through the eyes of care leavers) The experience of young people leaving care and suffering from depression in Scotland. Marina Amaral's thesis examines the Throughcare experience and outcomes achieved by young people who are simultaneously leaving care and experiencing depression. Find out more and download Marina's thesis. Read more

What are our obligations to care leavers who lose their own infants and children to the State?

An article by Professor Karen Broadhurst, Claire Mason and Dr Stuart Bedston - Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, Lancaster University. Read more

Adversity, Attachment and Relationships

Insights from the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences. At our Summer Conference in May 2017, we were joined by Dr Michael Smith, Associate Medical Director, Mental Health and Addictions at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Read more