British Medical Journal October 2020 - reinforcing a personalised approach:
'More attention also needs to be paid to individual differences. Different people respond differently to the same stressors. For example, only a minority of children who experience trauma or maltreatment go on to develop enduring psychiatric disorders; and some children develop physical health disorders such as asthma whereas others will not. In addition, individual differences exist in biological sensitivity to stressors: for example, children identified as shy or inhibited early in life may be more vulnerable to stressors than children with more robust temperaments and who are less fearful of novelty and are more predisposed to anxiety as adults.' Professor Charles Nelson, Harvard Medical School
Adversity in childhood is linked to mental and physical health throughout life published 28 October 2020 in the British Medical Journal BMJ2020;371:m3048
Center on the Developing Child (CDC), Harvard University (USA)
Mindfulness and contemplation
Dan Siegel biography
The Mindsight Approach to Childhood and Adolescence
. More free resources are available on the Mindsight Institute website
Dan Siegel- The Whole Brain Child and accompanying Workbook - also No Drama Discipline if you like this approach
Daniel J. Siegel Brainstorm - ‘The power and purpose of the teenage brain’
Daniel J. Siegel Mind - ‘A journey to the heart of being human’ (part of Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology.
Dan Siegel and Tina Payne - ‘The Power of Showing Up’ Scribe 2020
Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma
Lemma, Davies, Ford, Hughes,Homolova,Gray, Richardson (2019)
Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences
- An evidence review of interventions to prevent and address adversity across the life course. Public Health Wales, Cardiff and Bangor University, Wrexham, ISBN 978-1-78986-035-1
UK Parliament 2018, Commons Select Committe
the current state of evidence relating adversity and trauma suffered in childhood to a range of problems in later life, as well as the effectiveness of measures that aim to prevent adverse childhood experiences or mitigate their linked negative outcomes
NSPCC Vulnerable Adolescents Thematic Review
- recommendations include: consider how awareness raising about the impact of adverse childhood experienced (ACEs) will be built upon to include professionals, families and the community
The devastating clinical consequences of child abuse and neglect: increased disease vulnerablity and poor treatment response in mood disorders
Lippard and Nemeroff Am J Psychiatry 2020; 177:20-36
Post traumatic stress and climate change
The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace- Wells ISBN 978-0-141-98887-0 Effects of rising temperatures, unbreathable air, dying oceans, lack of fresh water on human health and development in utero and childhood. Page 137 - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in adolescents as a result of climate trauma.
Tuning in to Kids
is an evidenced based parent support programme compatible with the Mindful Emotion Coaching approach - written by Associate Professor Sophie Havighurst from Melbourne University, the manual is full of references.
John Lambie of Anglia Ruskin University
has extensivley researched emotion validation and created a practical set of actionable resources for 0-3 year olds titled ' My First Emotions' available from SkyLark Learning
Specifically for the Six Step Wellness Plan
- psychosocial interview for adolescents - this updated version includes structured relationship based questions and awareness of media use and can be seen as a framewoork or guide to having a conversation.
Goldenring and Cohen, Contemporary Paediatrics in 1988
The framework for this Plan has been adapted from
BeyondNow suicide safety planning app. beyondblue is an Australian non profit organisation working to promote good mental health, tackle stigma and discrimination, and provide support and information on anxiety, depression and suicide.