Sensory strategies for calming the body and mind

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Berry Street’s Take Two program has recently had an article published on the CFCA information exchange on the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) website.

The article explains how and why children who have experienced trauma may find it more difficult to regulate their emotions and behaviours than other children.

Practice Development and Training Team Leader Clare Ryan explains how Take Two uses the Regulate–Relate–Reason framework in its clinical work to assist children to calm their bodies and emotions. The framework is a core element of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) approach developed by Dr Bruce Perry in the United States.

Read Calming the body before calming the mind: Sensory strategies for children affected by trauma on the AIFS site.

You can also watch this video of Take Two’s Occupational Therapist Toni Heron talking about sensory processing differences in children who have experienced developmental trauma.

Take Two is an accredited flagship site for The Neurosequential Network’s NMT approach.  NMT underpins Take Two’s assessment and therapeutic practice by helping clinicians understand why a child is behaving the way they are and helps plan developmentally-appropriate interventions.

 Berry Street’s Take Two program is a Victoria-wide therapeutic service helping children overcome developmental trauma.

At Take Two we see who the child is, not just the behaviour. All babies, children and young people deserve to feel safe, loved and valued.

We use clinical frameworks, neurobiological research and evidence-informed approaches to repair family relationships and develop networks of caring adults that focus on what the child needs.

Take Two can provide specialist clinical consultancy services to other organisations. Contact us for more information.

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