Dan Hughes and Jon Baylin describe this as the repeated painful experience of care being rejected, which leads to the adult’s care giving systems starting to shut down so as to avoid the painful experience. We are all human and our physiology kicks in to protect us. It is so important to find ways of keeping our minds and hearts open in order to help children on the journey to learned security.
We offer a confidential, reflective space for anyone to explore any issues that may arise for them, in their care or work with children and young people. Supervision is most useful as a relationship that can be developed through regular meetings. The TouchBase team are also available for one-off consultations on any aspect of working with troubled children and young people.