Attachment Aware School

1. The Effect of Trauma
Background reading and resources looking at the effect trauma can have on a child’s development and how they may present the trauma through the way they behave in school. 

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2. Sensory Processing
Children who have had limited early experiences may also struggle with sensory processing delay. Having an understanding of sensory processing allows us to understand in more detail a complete picture of the needs of the child.

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3. Strategies
Links to strategies and further reading on how best to support these children within the classroom.


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  • The Window of Tolerance – A clip from Beacon House School to explain a child’s survival response and the impact of supporting a child back into their Window of Tolerance:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcm-1FBrDvU

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4. Supporting a Crisis
When a child is in crisis it can be a very emotional time for both the child and staff involved. Reflecting post crisis is a key part of the process and using a crisis as a teaching tool for the child to get a better understanding of their own emotional state helps them understand themselves better moving forward.


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5. Transition
Transitions can be a key trigger for children with a disrupted attachment. Their feeling of safety is impacted by the change. Planning transitions carefully can support the children through transitions and give them the safety net to learn how to cope with transitions more independently in the future.

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6. Guides for Parents

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