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Video resources for trauma-informed practice

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The information in this section has been written for professionals. Some of the information covers difficult and distressing life experiences and the negative impact these can have on children and young people. You can choose to read on, or click here if you are looking for support for you or your child.

Sowing Seeds, NHS Education for Scotland

Find out more how you can adapt the way you work to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people affected by trauma.

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Childhood Trauma and the Brain, UK Trauma Council

Find out more about what happens in the brain after children face traumatic experiences in childhood, like abuse and neglect.

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Window of Tolerance, Beacon House

Find out more about what’s meant by ‘Window of Tolerance’ and what this looks like in children and adults. You will also find out more about how you can support those of us who carry trauma in our nervous system.

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Understanding Early Trauma, Parent-Infant Foundation

This video helps to explain what’s meant by early trauma and how it can affect babies’ wellbeing and development. It also describes how early parent-infant relationships play a protective role and can buffer the impacts of adversity on a child.

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Ted Talk: Nadine Burke Harris

Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse and neglect can have real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This means those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at greater risk of health difficulties in adulthood.

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How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It, Harvard University

In this video, learn more about what toxic stress can feel like, and practical steps you can take to feel better and build resilience for yourself and your children.

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The Power of Positive Experiences, Number Story

This video describes the power of positive experiences to heal and change the course of a child’s life.

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