A Time 4 You has moved its therapy to offer on-line or telephone support at this time. If you have any questions please contact us by email through our 'contact us' link above or telephone direct. Please take a look at the many helpful resources for Adults to share with Children and Young People
Here are some useful resources for you and your family
Some children may need particular support to help manage their anxiety or low mood. They may be particularly triggered by events such as seeing supermarket shelves emptying quickly – especially if they have experienced neglect or if particular foods become scarce or unavailable. Remember that a change in behaviour, such as restlessness, being more disruptive than usual or becoming quieter, may be underpinned by stress and anxiety.
The following resources may be helpful:
Corona Virus Story Book for young children from Elsa Support
Written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts about Covid-19 just for children and its available as a FREE download.
Please have a look and share with parents, therapists, teachers. The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, worked with consultant Professor Graham Medley, two head teachers and a psychologist to make sure the book got the messages right, answering questions about quarantine, how you can catch the virus and what happens if you get it. Publishers Nosy Crow have asked for any donations in lieu of payment to go to health workers: www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk
Advice for professionals - Anna Freud Centre
TOOLBOX Child Line - Hepful info
However you're feeling, it can be great to express yourself and do things you enjoy. And that's where we come in. Take your mind off things with games, advice from our videos or find new ways to handle your emotions. And all in your handy toolbox. Childline Call 0800 1111
Dr Suzanne Zedyk - Connected Baby is a research scientist who wrote Sabre Tooth Tigers and Teddy Bears : The connected baby guide to understanding attachement. https://connectedbaby.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/connectedbaby-Coping-with-the-Anxieties-of-Coronavirus-References.pdf
Did You Know you can Help Build a Child's Brain? watch the video below courtesy of
Looked After Children Resources .................A Heart Can Grow
My Heart can Grow PDF
Guided Meditation for Children Your Secret Tree Garden, www.newhorizonholisticcentre.co.uk
Liar Liar Liar
"We often get very frustrated and indignant when children lie. We mount our 'moral crusader horse' forgetting to reflect on why children who have complex trauma might lie. Watch the Skill Bite below and think differently about what to do when a child lies, it might just help you not fall off your 'horse' so often or not climb up onto it in the first place" :) https://soapbox.wistia.com/videos/LlNKWvpPoF - Why Do Children Lie. Gregory Nicolau, Founder / CEO
Australian Childhood Trauma Group
Children need help regulating emotionally by looking to a calm adult to provide tools and assurance. A dysregulated adult will escalate the child and miss the opportunity to teach the child how to self-calm. Sometimes adults need help learning self-regulation, too. It’s okay to ask for help.
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children poster
"The teenage years are often referred to as a time of "storm and stress". For many young people, they are emotionally fuelled years, but adolescence is also a time of unparalleled opportunity for learning and creativity. One vital skill for all teenagers to learn is emotional regulation — the ability to calmly assess and then keep emotions in check. However, one challenge in perfecting this skill lies in the "developmental mismatch" in the teenage brain. During adolescence, the limbic system, which processes emotions, develops more quickly than the prefrontal cortex (PFC), which is involved in planning, judgement and emotional control. It’s still only a theory, but the evidence is stacking up that the excitability of the limbic system versus the PFC is responsible for heightened emotional reactivity in adolescents. However, as the PFC matures, its ability to regulate the activity in limbic structures improves. Dr Sarah McKay's blog post go into more detail about the brain changes that are happening during adolescence". courtesy of The Neuroscience Academy website.
Click here to read >> The emotional teenage brain is developmentally normal.
Supporting a Bereaved Child
Rosie Remembers Mommy - The National Child Trauma Network
Self Harm Support - No Harm Done
Young Minds. "Self harm is a common problem that can often point to underlying issues with your mental health. There is help out there to help you stop and also address whatever triggers are causing you to start. In this booklet, we’ll guide you through what causes people to self-harm, how to get help and how to help if you know someone who might be self-harming. You can order copies - YoungMinds by email: email@example.com or phone: 020 7089 5050
Inner World Work Free Resources Beacon House Therapeutic Services, share some creative resources produced by an adoptive parent, Helen Townsend at innerworldwork.co.uk
Child and Family Mental Health resources by Beacon House Theraputic Services
Trauma and Attachment in the Classroom
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 2014 https://www.amazon.com/Pieces-Me-Who-Want-Be/dp/0972624449
This set of five workbooks, written for therapists who work with children, could also be used by adoptive parents to help a child work through what adoption means, feelings about being adopted, new siblings, and more.
Trauma, PTSD and Attachment
www.saia.org.uk (Scottish Attachment in Action)
www.istss.org (International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies)
www.estss.org (European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies)
www.estd.org (European Society for Trauma and Dissociation)
www.isst-d.org (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation)
www.ukpts.co.uk (UK Psychological Trauma Society)
www.nctsn.org (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk (Birth Trauma Association)
www.janinafisher.com (Janina Fisher’s Trauma Pages)
www.familyrelationsinstitute.org (Patricia Crittenden’s Attachment Pages)
www.iasa-dm.org (International Association for the Study of Attachment)