We wanted to make it easy to access some of the resources we use on our training so that you can use them back in your school, service or setting. The files and documents below are free to use in your organisation if you have attended our training, we simply ask that you acknowldge the source. Thank you. We have also included some links to videos we have found helpful.
Helpful articles: A range of excellent and free resources from Beacon House
Some key articles are linked below.
Living Sensationally by Winnie Dunn
Nature Fix by Florence Williams
The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses by Lauren Brukner
Belonging: A Relationship-Based Approach for Trauma-Informed Education by Sian Phillips, Deni Melim and Daniel Hughes
Links from courses:
Brene Brown: Empathy
Dan Hughes: How early years trauma affects the brain
Beacon House: The Repair of Early Trauma: A Bottom Up Approach
Sensory Equipment and Resources:
When purchasing sensory resources make sure you use a reputable supplier - some of what you see on more generalised websites may look the same but doesn't have the same sensory properties and effects. Unfortunately some items of equipment are expensive and there is just no way around it. Good suppliers often given safety guidance around the use of items as well, eg weighted items. Some well-established companies that sell a range of resources are TFH Special Needs Toys, Rompa and Sensory Direct.
The Scared Gang
The set of nine stories can be bought from Cairnsmoir Connections
Or from the authors via the Sensory Attachment Intervention website