Adenydd is a charity helping schools, practitioners and families understand and support children who have had adverse childhood experiences.

Children with developmental trauma often have great difficulty regulating their emotions and their behaviour; presenting huge challenges in supporting them effectively.

We offer consultations to parents/carers and practitioners around sensory regulation. Our "Where do we go from here?!?" consultation helps explore the next step in meeting your child's needs and the support that may be available from a range of services. For further information please see the relevant pages - parent/carer consultations or consultations for practitioners to discuss one or more cases.

Our Facebook page and website link to a range of resources

In the meantime, please stay safe and remember that

    self-care isn’t selfish!

It enables us to be more effective when caring for others.

Understanding Developmental Trauma

When kids go through tough experiences during their childhood, known as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), it can have a serious impact on their development.

This is what we call developmental trauma.

Devlopmental Trauma happens within important relationships early in life and can have long-lasting effects on a child's physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being. It disrupts the typical development of their brain and influences crucial aspects such as emotional regulation, the formation of relationships, and effective learning strategies.  

According to Beacon House, early trauma can stem from unfortunate events that shouldn't have happened, such as abuse, separation, and medical interventions. Equally impactful are the experiences that should have taken place but didn't, like emotional and physical neglect. These insights shed light on the complexities of early trauma and the importance of addressing both the presence of adverse events and the absence of necessary experiences. 

This knowledge forms the foundation of our approach and fuels our dedication to assisting and empowering individuals impacted by developmental trauma and everyone that supports them. 

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Beacon House for granting us access to their invaluable resources and for all the work they also do to support our children.

Our Projects

Our projects include individual and small group interventions to support social, emotional and relationship development including sensory regulation.

Projects include a small group intervention for Primary Schools based on Theraplay® Sunshine Circles; the Just Right State Programme - a Sensory Attachment Intervention for parents and children or schools, training on Parenting with PACE based on the Foundations for Attachment training course.

We also host regular Peer Support events for professionals and practitioners.

Contact us

Please use the form below to contact us or use the contact information at the bottom of this page. Thanks.