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The Therapeutic Parenting Podcasts

Welcome to the Therapeutic Parenting podcast brought to you by this UK based Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma.
This weekly podcast is intended to support people whose lives are being torn apart by the consequences of early life trauma and neglect.
Are you a deeply concerned adopter or foster parent, birth parent, special guardian or kinship carer? Maybe you are someone who suffered trauma in your early years. Perhaps you’re a supporting professional looking for ways to help traumatized children and struggling families.
We believe this podcast could just be a lifeline for you if you are struggling and have no idea where to turn.
This podcast is being brought to you by the COECT and we are committed to providing people living and working with child trauma with proven strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes for families.
The Therapeutic Parenting podcast will feature in-depth conversations with the COECT professionals and other experts who understand your problems, because they’ve experienced them themselves. But they know a positive future is possible and they want to show you how.
You’ll find this podcast on all the usual podcast platforms and if you press subscribe now – each new edition will be automatically delivered to your device every week.

Episode 1:
Where Struggling Parents Can Go To Find Therapeutic Parenting Help

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The Therapeutic Parenting Podcast welcomes parents, children and supporting professionals to this first edition.

Meet Sarah Naish, CEO and Founder of the Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma and the author of best selling books on Therapeutic Parenting.

She and her team have built up an impressive array of services to help those whose lives are being torn apart by the consequences of early life trauma and neglect.

You can find out where to go for immediate help and advice here on the podcast or here on the website.

Sarah also explains the significance of our penguin logo and why it is such a relevant image for those parenting children who suffered early life abuse or traumatic experiences even before birth.

Listen to this Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music or listen/download above. 

Episode 2:
How to identify Developmental Trauma Disorder in your child

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Developmental Trauma Disorder is a little known phrase that is only now beginning to gain traction with health authorities.

Why is it important?

As this week’s guest, Sarah Naish, explains –  it is the right term to describe the behavioural characteristics displayed by children due to neglect and trauma or by those who experienced serious pre-birth problems.

All too often, their symptoms are diagnosed as post traumatic stress disorder complex. But this is not the correct diagnosis and can lead to wrong assumptions by professionals that end up with the child being misdiagnosed.

As Sarah says, “it’s time we woke up and smelt the coffee and recognise developmental trauma for what it is”. 

As mentioned on the podcast, you can find Sarah’s book “The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting” here

Listen to this Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music or listen/download above. 

Episode 3:
How to Understand your Child's Malfunctioning Internal Working Model

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You may be puzzling over why your traumatised child’s behaviour around birthdays and festivities becomes even more challenging and difficult than normal.

Our expert guest on the podcast this week,  Glynis Hough, is a Foster Parent with decades of experience, a parent of multicultural children, a former social worker and a parent coach.

She’s been been involved with the National Association of Therapeutic Parenting (NATP) since its inception.   

Glynis explains in detail why your traumatised child’s ability to trust adults – profoundly undermined by their early life experiences – makes them question their own sense of self-worth.

This leads to all sorts of complicated and unexpected behaviour patterns at any time, but particularly during family celebrations.

Here Glynis talks about her own experiences and effective strategies for coping.                                   

Listen to this Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music or listen/download above.     

Episode 4:
Top Tips for Helping An Adoptive Child Join Your Family

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First meetings and moving your adoptive child in to join your family can be among the most important in helping a child, especially a traumatised one, settle well.

COECT expert Jane Mitchell knows from personal experience about the pitfalls and gives clear and essential advice in this podcast on how to handle both these important occasions.

Her words of wisdom centre around understanding what is going through the mind of the child based on their previous experiences – which might have taught them to be very wary indeed of adults. But parents also need to  understand their own mindset and how they might need to take a step back and reduce their expectations.

Listen to this Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music or listen/download above.    

Episode 5:
Why Your Traumatised Child "Behaves Badly"

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Today’s guest, Sarah Dillon, spent much of her childhood in care.
 
Now a child and adult therapist, she is an internationally-recognised expert with experience on both sides of the therapeutic parenting fence.
 
In this episode, she speaks to parents who all too often feel judged when their traumatised child displays regressive behaviours in public – such as screaming tantrums in the supermarket or shoplifting.
 
As she says, it’s one thing dealing with small children in such cases, quite another with a much older and bigger child.
 
Listen to this podcast episode to discover why parents have absolutely no need to feel failures but why developing “a skin like an elephant and a heart like a marshmallow” are necessary coping strategies.
 
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