We wanted to make it easy to access some of the resources we reference or use on our training so that you can use them back in your school, service or setting. We have included some information below including some links to videos that we have found helpful.
A range of excellent and free resources from Beacon House
Some key articles are available on our downloads page.
Helpful books for adults
Living Sensationally by Winnie Dunn
Nature Fix by Florence Williams
Belonging: A Relationship-Based Approach for Trauma-Informed Education by Sian Phillips, Deni Melim and Daniel Hughes
Helpful books for children
The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses by Lauren Brukner
The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself by Ali Redford
The Redo Roo by Cindy R. Lee
Links from courses
Polyvagal Theory: a clear explanation and less than 9 minutes long
Brene Brown: Empathy
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
Swansea Bay UHB have an open referral system so parents can refer their child directly. More information can be found by clicking here. You need an Occupational Therapist with additional training/certification in Sensory Integration.
The following organisations may be able to offer sensory attachment assessments and occupational therapy interventions.