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Are You Ok?

People are complicated. It’s very difficult to understand why people behave the way they do. Sometimes our own behaviour puzzles us. We dismiss our puzzling behavioural patterns with, “That’s the way I am, there’s nothing I can do about it”. But if we look closely within ourselves, we’ll find a logical explanation for most of the things we say and do. This DVD uses the well-known concepts of Transactional Analysis to explain why we behave the way we do, and more importantly, that we CAN change. “Are you OK?” uses clear and crisp graphics, simple, jargon-free language and easy-to-understand examples to illustrate how we can analyse our own behaviour to act more rationally and positively.

 

Attachment For Foster Care And Adoption

This DVD explains core attachment concepts and looks at different dimensions of parenting and their developmental benefits for children. The emphasis is on the positive impact that foster and adoptive parenting can have on even the most troubled children, and on the moment-by-moment interactions of daily family life as a vehicle through which children can be moved towards security. It includes sequences of parent-child interaction that help to explain attachment formation and attachment concepts. Throughout there is an expert commentary that helps to make connections between attachment theory and the detail of the daily care of children that can promote security and resilience.

 

ATTACHMENT, TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE: Therapeutic Caring For Children

In these remarkable and compelling lectures, Kate Cairns draws upon the wealth of her personal and professional experience to offer an insight into the realities of family life with children who have lived through overwhelming stress. Vividly described scenarios show how the family responded to children displaying powerful feelings and difficult behaviours following their experiences of attachment difficulties, loss, abuse and trauma.

The speaker also draw on knowledge and idea absorbed from theory and research that helped her make sense of this experience, and offers suggestions on what to observe in children experiencing a range of difficulties and stress, what happens, and what can be done to promote recovery and resilience.

This is a LIVE presentation by Kate & Brain Cairns in Malta

 

Autism And Intensive Interaction

Intensive Interaction is receiving increasing acclaim as an effective way of communicating and developing emotional engagement with children with autism, and this film shows just how remarkable the results of this simple, easy-to-use approach can be. This three part film follows Phoebe Caldwell as she works with children who she has never met before and who have been selected because staff fined them difficult to engage. It charts their journey from initial rejection to intimate interaction. Together with Penny Mytton, a teacher at the school where the film takes place, Phoebe demonstrates how, by using the child’s own body language and sounds to create a ‘language’ that they recognise, a ‘conversation’ can be developed with children who are unable to use conventional communicative methods. To give context to the approach, Phoebe explores the nature of sensory difficulties associated with autism with GP Matt Hoghton, Clinical Champion in Learning Disabilities at the Royal College of General Practitioners. The film concludes with an uncut intervention between Phoebe and eight-year-old Jamie, showing how Intensive Interaction enables the brain to work more effectively and increase social responsiveness to a level that is rewarding for everyone involved. This unique and inspiring training film will be of interest to all professionals working with hard-to-reach autistic children, and will also help parents and carers to connect with those on the spectrum.

 

Autism & Oxytocin

Treatment of Autism with Oxytocin by Jorge D. Flechas, MD, MPH of The Nevada Center. Jorge D. Flechas, MD speaks on Iodine Insufficiency and Cancer at the 16th annual A4M conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. More: Will discuss how iodine insufficiency is associated with a higher risk for developing cancer. Estrogen inhibits the absorption of iodine at the cellular level. Insufficiency of iodine in the body is a known precursor for development of cancer.

 

Baby It’s You

The first three years of child development are the fastest, most complex and difficult for parents to understand. This new edition of the acclaimed and award winning series shows early child development as no other medium can. Six fascinating complete programmes covering: FIRST WEEKS – WALKING – USING HANDS – TALKING – REASONING – RELATIONSHIPS Programmes Include: · IN THE BEGINNING Just how much can the new baby see, hear, smell, taste and understand? When and how does it learn to identify its parents? · FIRST STEPS Learn to recognise baby’s determined attempts to move, to sit up, to crawl and finally to walk. · TAKING HOLD a new born can grasp at a finger, a two year old has mastered complex manual dexterity and creativity. Watch this rapid development. · WORD OF MOUTH A baby can learn a language – any language – in three years. See the progress from gurgles to storytelling. · THE THINKER The often unnoticed development of reasoning, thinking and problem solving. Understand what is happening when baby plays. YOU AND ME In three years children establish important relationships with their parents, with adults and with each other. Be alert to the subtleties of shyness, jealousy and making friends.

 

Becoming A Love And Logic Parent

Becoming a Love and Logic Parent® curriculum is based on the Love and Logic philosophy. This unique approach unlocks the secrets of successful parenting. Participants in your classes will receive practical, easy-to-use techniques that work – it is not just a lot of theory. Imagine how you’ll feel each week as parents report on positive changes in their children’s behaviour! This curriculum is designed for you to have immediate success. Teachers, counsellors, administrators, parents – all have success teaching this highly beneficial parenting class, even their first time out. We give you carefully crafted, step-by-step instructions for each session you lead. This package is designed so that you can begin teaching immediately.

 

Brain Development Neuroscience & The Waldorf Approach

Licensed clinical psychologist and credentialed school psychologist, Dr. Regalena ‘Reggie’ Melrose is the author of the ground-breaking books, You Can Heal Your Child (Bush Street Press, 2009) and Why Students Underachieve (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006). She is a sought-after international speaker in the fields of neuroscience and childhood stress and trauma, and maintains a successful private practice as a certified trauma healing specialist for children, adolescents, and adults.

 

Bring Your Life Into Balance

Stress or mood swings rock everyone’s balance from time to time. However, too much stress, anxiety, depression, or worry can make you feel overwhelmed and act inappropriately. When moods and emotions get the better of you—when they begin to interfere with your career or personal relationships—it’s time to make a change. No matter how stressful your job, close relationships, or current life situation; you can learn to harness your emotions and bring your life into balance.

Do you ever feel like you’re at the mercy of your emotions? Do you wish you had more control over your mental and emotional state? We all know what it’s like to feel emotionally off-balance—to be buffeted by stress and anxiety and knocked down by depression. It may seem like a never-ending ride, but you can get off the emotional rollercoaster. You can bring your life into balance by learning more about your emotions: why they matter, how to recognize them, and what you can do to manage them and harness their power. The key word here is “learn.” Like anything worthwhile, achieving emotional balance will take some practice and patience, but you’ll also start feeling the benefits very quickly. Our brains have the ability to change and evolve, even as we age. So no matter how long you’ve felt out of control of your emotions – no matter how long you’ve felt overwhelmed or out-of-sync in your life – today you can take the first step to getting off the emotional rollercoaster and becoming a new you.

 

Change Your Brain Change Your Life

Through his brain imaging work at the Amen Clinics with tens of thousands of patients from 68 countries over the last two decades Dr. Daniel Amen has come to understand that you can literally change your brain and change your life. This is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in medicine, because with a better brain, always comes a better life. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life DVD is an extended version of the breakthrough Public Television special. It is packed with helpful tips and practical brain science including: Dr. Amen’s SEVEN simple principles to change your brain and change your life. The ONE question you should ask yourself everyday if you really want to be successful in your life. Tips on how to be happier, more focused, less anxious and less depressed by balancing three important brain systems. A sneaky “brain based strategy” to deal with the most difficult people in your life. Clear, concise and effective strategies to make your brain great. TWELVE brain-healthy foods everyone should include in their diet. Things you can do NOW to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Children Without Love

This DVD named ‘Children Without Love’ portraits the work of Professor Matejeck on psychological deprivation in infancy in Institution and Day Care. This film won both professional recognition plus three awards at the Venice Film Festival but was banned by the Czechoslovak authorities.

 

Creating Secure Infant Attachment

This 22-minute video teaches parents how to create a secure attachment bond with their baby and overcome challenges that make connecting difficult. The attachment bond is the deep, lasting relationship that shapes your baby’s lifelong development. The video includes references to a skill-building program on EQ Central. This program has been improved, moved to Help guide, is now called the Bring Your Life into Balance Toolkit

 

Creating Healing For Challenging Children

Bryan Post presents to foster parents a revolutionary new approach to parenting oxytocin deficient children suffering from the effects of trauma and maltreatment.

 

Creating Healing For The Attachment Challenged Adult

Do you know adults who experience marital, financial, or parental stress? Do they have problems with social relationships or compulsive or addictive behaviors related to work, drugs and alcohol, food or sex? Do you know adults who report depression, or uncontrollable anger? Did you know that the latest research from the field of neuroscience shows that for at last 93% of the people experiencing these symptoms there is a direct link to attachment issues? Adult attachment issues are rarely given the level of consideration needed to pro-mote true healing for adult. If you are working with adults experiencing behavioral health issues, you must have an understanding of how attachment issues impact us, even into adult hood…INCLUDES LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS!

 

Effective Strategies For Reactive And Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Through the therapeutic process, Eric Guy’s goal is to use the knowledge and experience he has gained to increase one’s feeling of security, address issues and help one reach new conclusions about his or her life experience. Individuals and families are provided with intensive customized programming that empowers the individual or family’s awareness and understanding of dysregulation in today’s world. In a short period of time, we help families and individuals achieve private and public victory through individual consulting and coaching as well as providing intensive experiential group work guaranteed to provide the results you are seeking.

Eric Guy. MSW, LSW is the owner and director of Center for Victory based in Beaver Falls, PA. He is a nationally recognized specialist in the treatment of behavioral and emotional disturbance of children, adults, and families.

 

Effective Strategies For Severe Behaviors In Foster & Adopted Children

Bryan Post and Dr. Gizane Indart provide clear cut understanding of the root of severe behaviors most frequently identified by parents and caregivers as troublesome and specific step by step strategies to eliminating these behaviors and creating healing and peace in your home. Learn why even adoption at birth is traumatic. Gain life changing insights to why your children act out, and what you can do to help them succeed.

 

Emotion Coaching

Emotion Coaching is based on the book What Am I Feeling by Talaris Institute and John Gottman, Ph.D. The purpose of this DVD is to help parents understand the importance of valuing emotions, both in children and in themselves. With real-life parenting moments, Emotion Coaching will help you understand the unique differences between four parenting styles and encourage you to use the five steps of Emotion Coaching to guide your children through emotional situations. This takes a little practice, but children raised by Emotion Coaching parents thrive in many ways. For more information, please visit Parenting Counts.org.

 

Emotional Literacy

This two disc DVD set focuses on a weekend workshop held in Berkeley, California, when a group of fourteen people came together to study and train in ‘Emotional Literacy’ under the leadership of its creator Claude Steiner. Disc one contains a collection of twelve articles and visual tutorials that explains and explores Steiner’s ‘Emotional Literacy’ model. Disc Two is a four hour DVD offering an invaluable opportunity to observe the practice and process of a master transactional analyst in this unique two-day training workshop.

 

Emphasizing The Importance Of Human Connections

Dr. Bruce Perry, Childhood Development on LIVING SMART with Patricia Gras. Dr. Bruce Perry discusses the disconnect between what our children need to thrive and what the modern world has to offer, emphasizing the importance of human connections at early stages in life. He also offers tools for parents to help their children develop healthy minds, nurture friendships, overcome traumatic experiences, and feel cherished. Drawing from his own experience as a parent, Dr. Perry further informs us how parents can evaluate themselves as friends, spouses, workers, etc. to become better role models for their children Living Smart by emphasizing the importance of human connections.

 

Finding A Way Through

Kate Cairns in conversation with John Simmonds This compelling film reflects on and analyses some of the tasks and challenges involved in the day-to-day parenting of children who have experienced abuse and trauma. Kate Cairns offers insights into what she describes as an ‘interesting way of living a family life’ – ‘the adventure’ that she, her partner and their birth children embarked upon when they fostered twelve children over a 25-year period, memorably described in her bestselling book Attachment, Trauma and Resilience (BAAF, 2002). In the dialogue between John Simmonds and Kate Cairns, a number of issues are sensitively and deeply explored: what was the day-to-day, 24-hour experience of caring for traumatised children like? How did the children respond? How can caregivers help children to heal? What is the impact on the adults and how do the children, in turn, change them? Passionate, inspirational and powerful, Finding a way through offers those carers and parents who are striving to understand and heal children who have been damaged, ways of reaching out to them. This is an honest and candid exploration of a life-changing experience for all those involved.

 

From Fear To Love

Bryan Post speaks to parents about the challenges they face when dealing with behaviours that are often present for adopted children. He helps parents understand the impact of early life trauma and the impact of interruptions in the attachment process. In his compassion for parents and children, he offers hope and solutions for the challenges families face. Many parents of adopted children express their fear not only for their child’s present behaviours, but for what will become of them in the future. Bryan’s straightforward, clear-cut approach has created peace and healing for hundreds of families; families who once operated in fear are now experiencing love.

 

Tista’ Tghini? Ghandi Bzonn Familja

This is the first ever DVD made by the Inter-Agency team to make the Maltese public aware of what foster care is about.

 

Tlett Programmi Dwar Il-Fostering

This DVD describes what Foster Care is about. It explains what type of children need a foster family and the baggage they bring to the placement. A number of professionals are interviewed who explain how adults should respond to the needs of these children.

 

Helping Children Heal

This 30-minute documentary video about psychological or emotional trauma in children is taken from interviews conducted at the From Neurons to Neighborhoods community conferences. The documentary is an overview to help those who care about children recognize, prevent and heal psychological trauma. Internationally and nationally recognized authorities who work with children and teenagers in the field of emotional trauma, including Drs. Bruce Perry and Daniel Siegel, offer new insight and information about the origins of relationship/developmental problems, as well as problems associated with PTSD later in life. New research on the brain is highlighted, as is information about how seemingly benign incidents bring about traumatic responses in young children. A central message of the documentary is that even though psychological trauma often goes unrecognized in children, emotional trauma is very responsive to relational repair. An outline of the documentary accompanies the video and clarifies such points as the difference between emotional trauma and emotional stress.

 

Home Where I Belong – The Conference

These two DVD’s are to lecture delivered by Daniel Mercieca, Roberta Attard and Clarisa Sammut Scerri to foster carers at the first National Conference 2010. The themes discussed in these DVD’s are how fostering effect the couple and how stress could be handled. These DVD’s are in Maltese.

 

Early Stress And Brain Development: How Does Foster Care Affect The Process?

Jordan Greenbaum, M.D., discusses the effects of removal to foster care on infant brain development at the Emory Law School’s Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy. August 2009

 

How To End Lying, Stealing And Defiance In Children

Bryan Post and Dr. Gizane Indart discuss a clear new understanding of lying, stealing and defiance in children. These are behaviors that most parents finds to be extremely frustrating, difficult to eliminate, and frequently occurring. Discover what these behaviors have in common, and how they are rooted in your child’s core emotions. Best of all learn clear cut strategies for eliminating lying, stealing and defiance. It is no coincidence that this information is being presented by Dr. Post, an adopted child with an extensive history of these very behaviors, and Dr. Indart an adoptive parent. This program is included in the above 4-DVD set Strategies for Severe Behaviors in Adoptive & Foster Children Including RAD, OD, ADHD, Aspergers, Autism & Others

 

Two Fathers

This DVD is a documentary about a Gay couple who fostered four children. It was filmed in the Netherlands in the year 2001.

 

Towards A Foster Caring Society

This DVD is a documentary about fostering from different parts of the world. This film shows how foster care is perceived in different countries such as Brazil, Romania, USA and the Netherlands.

 

IFCO Malta 2007

This set of six DVD’s cover all the presentation delivered at the regional IFCO conference held in Malta in 2007. The speakers at this conference came from all over the world. To name a few Jill Worrell (New Zealand) Kathleen Kufeldt (Canada) Chris Gardiner (Czech Republic) Mark Harrison (UK) Abdullah Karatay (Turkey) Maria Herczog (Hungary) Britta Scholin (Finland) Vesna Pupavac (Croatia) Emily Jean McFadden (USA) Olivia Galea Seychell (Malta)

 

Linking Global Foster Care

With the clear aim to highlight best national and international practice in foster care International Foster Care Organisation – IFCO organized a conference “Linking Global Foster Care” on 12-17th of July in Dublin, Ireland.

The conference provided a forum to share and learn about the strengths and challenges of fostering in today’s world.

These DVD’s cover the following themes: kinship / relative foster care; education and foster care; aftercare; ethnic minorities in foster care; attachment in foster care, quality and standards in foster care; addiction issues and foster care; mental health issues in foster care; taking care of the foster family; gay and lesbian foster care issues; promoting the positive contribution of men in foster care; contact issues and birth families in foster care; youth and foster care; family diversity in global foster care; behavioural issues in foster care; supports in foster care; disruption in foster care; safe care in fostering; disability and foster care.

 

TRANSFORMING CHILDREN’S LIVES THROUGH FOSTERING

This six set DVD covers all the lectures delivered at the IFCO conference in Brighton UK in 2010. One of the guest speakers at this conference was Bernard Grima, a young person who spoke about the work being done by P4Y.

 

Introduction To Filial Therapy

Filial Therapy is a highly effective intervention integrating family therapy and play therapy to address child and family problems. In this 4-1/4hour DVD workshop, Dr. VanFleet provides an overview of the entire process of Filial Therapy. The DVD shows how to train and supervise parents as they conduct special child-centered play sessions with their own children, and how to incorporate family issues in a mutual problem-solving process that benefits children and parents alike. Filial Therapy has been used successfully with a wide range of child and family problems. The DVD includes footage of parents and children throughout the process (with their permission). The video is accompanied by the training manual.

 

Learn The Child

Children Looked After in foster care or residential care often struggle to manage school and to achieve their potential in education. And schools often to manage looked after children and enable them to achieve. These dvd’s explain the reasons for this and gives practical ways to help the children and young people. It offers hope to those who want to promote the educational achievement of traumatised children. Filmed in Malta during the Conference Where is Home?

 

Little Angels Series One

Little Angels is a series on Parenting from the BBC. It shows four families with children whose behaviour they are unhappy with. This series is both entertaining and educational, with lots of advice that can be easily adopted by any desperate viewers. Recommended for all parents of toddlers.

 

LITTLE ANGELS SERIES TWO

Little Angels is a series on Parenting from the BBC. It shows four families with children whose behaviour they are unhappy with. This series is both entertaining and educational, with lots of advice that can be easily adopted by any desperate viewers. Recommended for all parents of toddlers.

 

Trust-Based Parenting Creaing Lasting Changes In Yout Child’s Behavior

This offers in-depth training for parents of children with trauma-based behavioural issues. The Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is a unique intervention model created by developmental psychologists Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, founders of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. It is based on more than a decade of research and hands-on work with vulnerable children and their families. Dr. Purvis coined the phrase “children from hard places” to describe children who have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or trauma in early development. Their survival behaviours can be confusing, frustrating and difficult to manage even for the most patient and loving parents. This nearly four-hour video features Drs. Purvis and Cross coaching families through real-life, problem-solving scenarios. They demonstrate proven, practical skills and strategies for applying TBRI® Empowering, Connecting and Correcting Principles to everyday life to build a stronger parent-child connection, which leads to better behaviour. Parents from around the world praise TBRI® for giving them hope in times of crisis and lifelong solutions that can benefit the entire family.

 

A Sonsory World Making Sense Of Sensory Disorders

This educational video offers insights about how sensory processing disorders make it difficult for many children to function at home and school, and can be the underlying cause of behavioural problems. Parents and professionals will learn to recognize signs of sensory disorders and will learn practical strategies for coping with them. Child development researchers Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, and Carol Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child, provide a number of playful activities to help children improve their self-esteem and overcome everyday struggles that hamper their success.

 

Playful Interaction

Play puts the fun in fundamental – central to a child’s well-being now and in the future. Through play, children learn to develop the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life. Playful Interaction, featuring child development experts, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, along with other child development experts, outlines the importance of play and provides practical examples of playful interaction from The Institute of Child Development’s Hope Connection Summer Camp.

 

Healthy Touch

Touch is a universal language – more dynamic and powerful than any other form of communication. More than an integral part of everyday life. Touch is essential to our very existence. Healthy Touch features child development experts, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, along with other renowned experts. It explores research about touch and provides practical applications for adding healthy touch into our daily lives.

 

Foster Parent Training Love Based Parenting Strategies

  • Practical step by step guide to improve bonding and attachment with your child
  • Understand the impact of pervasive developmental stress
  • Move beyond managing behaviours to reaching core pain and dysregulation leading to healing
  • Learn how to address disruptive and severe behaviours through love based strategies that improve relationships

 

Making Marriage Work

Here’s the science behind happy relationships! Dr. Gottman outlines the findings, tools and techniques that have helped thousands of couples from around the world build a “Sound Relationship House.” A terrific introduction and companion to The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and the rest of Dr. Gottman’s life-changing research. Begin building your own “Sound Relationship House” and learn about

  • Nurturing the friendship between the 2 of you
  • How ‘positive perspective’ occurs (and solves problems) when the friendship between you is strong
  • Dealing with your relationship issues and managing conflict
  • Finding ways to make each other’s life dreams come true
  • Creating shared meaning – building a shared sense of purpose

 

Pediatric Psychological Trauma

A large body of experimental and clinical data now indicates that early trauma specifically impacts the later capacities of the right brain and its connections into the limbic and autonomic nervous system to implicitly regulate an array of affective and motivational states, including pain states. Dr. Schore will describe the mechanisms by which overwhelming experiences impact the developing brain and mind, including the character logical use of the bottom-line defense of dissociation.

At the completion of this presentation, the participant will understand:

  • How current neuroscience is exploring relational trauma and its enduring impact on right brain functions.
  • How this data is being incorporated into updated models of psychopath genesis and defense mechanism.
  • The interpersonal neurobiology of pathological dissociation.

 

Parenting A Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused

Caring for children who have been sexually abused is demanding and challenging and foster caregivers and adoptive parents cannot be left to manage this alone. This course will enable agencies to establish effective partnerships with caregivers, providing them with information they can understand and use and arranging for practical parenting support that directly relates to the needs of these children.

This skills development training programme has been developed for caregivers who have children in placement who have been sexually abused. It originates from the work of Gerrilyn Smith, a clinical psychologist, trainer and consultant in child protection, and has been developed by her and others at BAAF.

A skills development course for foster caregivers and adopters who are currently caring for a child who has been sexually abused, based on the premise that children can be helped to recover from their experiences of abuse in a family environment where their caregivers are actively engaged with them in assisting their recovery.

 

Parenting From The Inside Out

In this innovative and highly original DVD, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel and early childhood and parent educator Mary Hartzell help parents deepen their understanding of the parent/child relationship. They draw upon exciting new research in neurobiology and attachment from their book, Parenting from the Inside Out, to explain how interpersonal relationships directly affect the development of the brain. Together Siegel and Hartzell delicately peel back the many layers of parenting to reveal the pure nature of the relationship at its core.

 

Parenting The Sexually Abused Child

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a violent sexual assualt in childhood or adulthood, then this series is for you. Moving beyond information with practical applications to help you begin to heal and work through the painful events of your past.

One out of four children in America have suffered some form of sexual abuse. In this candid collection, Dawn Wadiak supports both those individuals that have experienced past trauma (and the loved ones around them). Discover how to finally release and process the experience through this series. It’s time to release the grief, pain and conflict cycles that have kept you inhibited for years. Recognize how trauma impacts the brain and body. Begin the process of transforming pain cycles in your thinking, emotions and body. This collection is guaranteed to support the healing process in children and adults who have suffered from some form of sexual trauma!

 

Raising An Emotional Intelligent Child

Dr. Gottman explains how to coach children to regulate their emotional world to increase self-confidence, improve school performance, and contribute to greater physical health and healthier social relationships. For parents of children of all ages, the Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child audio/book combo will enrich the bonds between parent and child and contribute immeasurably to the development of a generation of emotionally healthy adults.

Dr. Gottman draws on his studies of more than 120 families to zero in on the parenting techniques that ensure a child’s emotional health. He then translates his methods into an easy, five-step “emotion coaching” process to help parents:

  • Be aware of a child’s emotions
  • Recognize emotional expression as an opportunity for intimacy and teaching
  • Listen empathetically and validate a child’s feelings
  • Label emotions in words a child can understand
  • Help a child discover appropriate ways to solve a problem or deal with an upsetting situation

 

Stress, Love & Your Baby’s Developing Brain: Understanding How Your Parenting Approach Influences Your Baby’s Brain Development

The first three years of your child’s life establishes the blueprint for all of his future relationships. Every parent wants a happy, well-adjusted child. Unfortunately, traditional parenting advice can make this goal more difficult. We have been provided decades of misinformation that leaves us as parents feeling sad, frustrated, and worried.

 

Teen Angels First Series 1-4

  • Be aware of the changes your teenager is going through.
  • Understand your own reactions and your relationship with your teenager.
  • Learn how to read teenagers’ behaviour so you know how to react.
  • Develop strategies to help your teenager get what she wants in less destructive ways.
  • Recognize the issues you can influence and those where you need to take a step back.
  • Create a supportive environment to help you and your teenager maintain a strong relationship.

The teenage years are a time of enormous upheaval as adolescents are poised between childhood and adulthood. Drawing on the life-changing techniques of the BBC TV Series Teen Terrors to Teen Angels, Dr Stephen Briers and Sacha Baveystock highlight the difficulties you may be facing with your teenager. They outline positive routes to overcome issues and transform your relationship with your teenager. Most importantly they show you which problems you can do something about and where to draw the line with those you cannot.

Life-changing techniques of the BBC TV series, Dr Stephen Briers and Sacha Baveystock outline how parents can find positive routes to overcome issues and transform their relationship with their children.

 

Teen Angels The Second Series 1-5

  • Be aware of the changes your teenager is going through.
  • Understand your own reactions and your relationship with your teenager.
  • Learn how to read teenagers’ behaviour so you know how to react.
  • Develop strategies to help your teenager get what she wants in less destructive ways.
  • Recognize the issues you can influence and those where you need to take a step back.
  • Create a supportive environment to help you and your teenager maintain a strong relationship.

The teenage years are a time of enormous upheaval as adolescents are poised between childhood and adulthood. Drawing on the life-changing techniques of the BBC TV Series Teen Terrors to Teen Angels, Dr Stephen Briers and Sacha Baveystock highlight the difficulties you may be facing with your teenager. They outline positive routes to overcome issues and transform your relationship with your teenager. Most importantly they show you which problems you can do something about and where to draw the line with those you cannot.

Life-changing techniques of the BBC TV series, Dr Stephen Briers and Sacha Baveystock outline how parents can find positive routes to overcome issues and transform their relationship with their children.

 

Ten Things Every Child Needs

A special video designed to show how parents can influence their child’s early brain development and mental faculties. The ten factors include interaction with your child, stability, self-esteem, play, communication, and reading. Learn all about how to give your child a head start with help from brain researchers and child experts.

 

The Baby Human 2

Take a look at life from the perspective of a baby, who is small, confused, and constantly trying to figure out what is going in this strange new world. This amazing program examines the life we`ve all lived through but somehow managed to forget. The second series examines the developing mental capabilities of babies in the episodes “To Feel,” “To Belong,” and “To Relate.”

 

The Impact of Trauma On Children

The impact of trauma on children and how foster families and adoptive families can help them.

Directed and produced by Lesley Manning. This dvd is the first in a series designed to enhance the preparation and training of foster carers and adoptive parents. In the dvd, Dan Hughes talks to an adoptive parent, Liz Harding, about the following issues:

Recent research that has extended our understanding of the impact of trauma on children and their early development. The role of foster carers and adoptive parents as “therapeutic parents.” How parents can help children develop more secure and positive attachments, even if they are only caring for them for a short time. Long term support to families and parents in strategies for coping with oppositional behaviour

The role of social worker and therapists in helping children to develop attachments. How a developmental approach to attachment formation has changed the way therapists work with children.

 

The Three Core Concepts in Early Development

Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation. This three-part video series from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse.

 

Trauma & The Body

Finally! We have practical information that teaches both individual and professionals about the nature of trauma and how we can begin to work through significant traumatic experiences.

  • Take a step forward to stop the pain cycles from your past from visiting your future.
  • Transform your self-esteem, improve your relationships with others and catapult your future through implementing this healing series.

 

Understanding and Meeting The Nine Most Important Emotional Needs Of Foster And Adopted Children

Early Trauma can create an imprint within a child’s brain and body-mind system, causing a lifelong impact. It is imperative that we begin expanding our awareness of behaviour by taking a deeper look into its origin. Rather than continually pruning back the leaves, it is time to search nearer to the roots. We invite you to allow us to walk with you to explore the pathways from hurt to healing.

If you work in the system of care for adoptive and foster children you must understand the basic emotional needs these children have. By meeting these emotional needs you will see a reduction in challenging behaviours, a reduction in disrupted placements, and an increase in family peace, harmony, and cohesion. Care givers in the foster and adoptive systems must have up to date knowledge regarding child development and trauma, and they must give consideration to the child’s experience and the challenges families face.

 

Understanding Child Brain Development

The Newells, internationally renowned speakers and Child Brain Develop mentalists, will help parents of children diagnosed with developmental delays and special needs. Consider the who, what, when, where, why and how of your child’s total development, the critical role you play in it, and what you can do to help your children be the best they can be.

 

Understanding Childhood Trauma

What is Childhood Trauma? There are sixteen to twenty million children and adolescents currently at risk for developing trauma-related problems. These problems include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and failure at school, susceptibility to victimization and abuse, and criminality. Many healthcare systems, teachers, and caregivers are only now beginning to recognize and address the problem. This program presents an overview of the effects of childhood trauma on the individual and on society. Program segments include the Range of Trauma, Survival Potential, Traumatic Memory, Self Esteem, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addressing Trauma, Adult Trauma, and Trauma and Society. Particular emphasis is given to the criteria that define Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, including hyper-vigilance, hyper-reactivity, and dissociation.

 

Welcome to Your Brain

The popular, myth-busting guide to the neuroscience of everyday life, by two high-profile neuroscientists.

In this lively DVD, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang dispel common myths about the brain and provide a comprehensive, useful overview of how it really works. In their presentation, you’ll discover how to cope with jet lag, how your brain affects your religion, and how men’s and women’s brains differ. With witty, accessible prose, this DVD is great for quick reference.

Both practical and fun, this DVD is perfect whether you want to impress your friends or simply use your brain better.

 

Won’t Do Or Can’t Do?

An explanation of how traumatic experiences in infancy can impact children’s ability to learn in childhood. A video conversation with Family Futures Educational Specialist Marion Allen who is a teacher, who has pioneered educational programmes for children who are adopted or fostered. The DVD is designed as an information programme for teachers and parents who are involved with children who are Adopted or Fostered. Family Futures has found a significant connection between cognitive processing and problem solving difficulties in school age children and their experience of repeated trauma in infancy. Family Futures has pioneered an integrated home / school strategy programme to help children overcome their difficulties with help from parents and teachers.

The DVD covers the following topics:

  • The impact of repeated trauma in infancy on childhood development
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder
  • What is Executive Functioning?
  • How do Executive Functioning difficulties affect children in the classroom?
  • How can parents and teachers help children develop their Executive Functioning skills?

 

Educating Children Today: Working With the Difficult Child In The Classroom

Educating challenging children in school requires a paradigm shift for many in the academic community. No longer just viewed as disruptive, these kids, who don’t respond to traditional behaviour modification, consequences and reward & punishment, require a new level of understanding, patience and nurturing. Great for school teachers, parents, day-care staff, and administrators. 2 DVD set.

 

Family-Centered Regulatory Therapy for the Attachment Challenged Adult, Child and Family

Early trauma can create an imprint within a child’s brain and body-mind system, causing a lifelong impact. It is imperative that we begin expanding our awareness of behaviour by taking a deeper look into its origin. Rather than continually pruning back the leaved, it is time to search nearer to the root. We invite you to allow us to walk with you to explore the pathways from hurt to healing.

All the great paradigm shifting information you’ve come to expect in Dr. Post’s straight forward common sense approach to the most difficult and challenging behaviours, PLUS LIVE DEMONSTARTIONS. A must have for any therapist working with attachment challenged children and their families. This is your opportunity to study and learn the principles of family-Cantered Regulatory Therapy pioneered by Dr. Bryan Post.

 

Pathways.org

Pathways.org has created a series of videos demonstrating the promise of early therapy for children with a wide range of concerns. Meet the children of Pathways and learn how when applied in a timely manner, early therapy can ensure the best for all children’s development.

  • Sensory Integration Therapy: Meet Ryder
  • Watch how therapy helps Ryder overcome sensory issues and learn the joy of playing with peers.
  • Improving Fine Motor Skills with Occupational Therapy: Meet Sylvie
  • Sylvie’s story shows us the value of pediatric occupational therapy.
  • Torticollis and the Importance of Tummy Time: Meet Jonathan

Jonathan’s story is about the gift of early detection and the promise of early intervention.

Ava’s Story

“I couldn’t be happier with where she is and how far she’s come. I take each day as it comes, but I think it looks pretty good.” – Ava’s Dad.

 

Sensory Strategies

Noted co-author of Building Bridges through Sensory Integration, Paula Aquilla, B.Sc., O.T., is an occupational therapist who has worked with adults and children in clinical, educational, home, and community-based settings. A video of Paula’s most recent, dynamic presentation, this DVD brings her ideas and practices to life! Her time-tested strategies are perfect for school, clinic, or home environments.

Paula:

  • Explains how anxiety and sensory overload can affect a child’s behaviour
  • Demonstrates how a “sensory diet” can help a child focus and learn
  • Provides simple but proven techniques for improving therapy through better communication among parents, teachers, and therapists
  • Offers concrete ideas that you can apply immediately

Paula’s warmth and sense of humour make her presentation a joy to watch and learn from!

 

Sensory-Motor Activities To Help Children Develop Body Awareness & Integrate Their Senses

In this lively DVD, Carol Kranowitz demonstrates SAFE (Sensory-Motor, Appropriate, Fun, and Easy) activities with the help of the children of St. Columba’s Nursery School in Washington, DC. This is a great DVD for any parent, teacher, or childcare provider looking for quick-and-easy ideas for incorporating sensory-motor activities into a child’s day. The children’s demonstrations make the activities easy to understand, while Carol’s explanations clarify the sensory benefits of the activities, the many ways they can be used, and how children on differing developmental levels may respond.

 

Sensory Issues In Learning & Behavior

See the nation’s leading special-needs author in your very own classroom or living room! In this 3-hour DVD of a live presentation, Carol Kranowitz offers sensory strategies and activities that are applauded not only in the United States but around the world. Carol discusses research in sensory processing disorder and shares her 25 years of teaching experience. For every kind of sensory need, she has a story that illustrates how a child may behave. She suggests techniques that work (and some that don’t) and fun and functional activities that are sure to be a hit with your young child or student, no matter what the child’s sensory needs are

 

Creating Healing For the Attachment Challenged Adult

Do you know adults who experience martial, financial, or parental stress? Do they have problems with social relationships or compulsive or addictive behaviours related to work, drugs and alcohol, food or sex? Do you know adults who report depression, or uncontrollable anger? Did you know that the latest research form the field of neuro-science shows that for at least 93% of the people experiencing these symptoms, there is direct link to attachment issues? Adult attachment issues are rarely given the level of consideration needed to promote true healing for adults. If you are working with adults experiencing behavioural health issues, you must have an understanding of how attachment issues impact us all, even into adulthood.

 

Building Brilliant Brains through Bonding

This 50-minute DVD by Nancy Thomas brings laughs and understanding to a weighty subject. We can make a powerful difference helping our hurting children when we understand their brains! Shows PROOF that they can heal! A Better Brain = Better Behaviour!

Building Better Brains through Bonding is filled with ideas to understand and activate the brain. It is especially geared toward children with emotional illness such as Reactive Attachment Disorder and Attachment Disorder. Humour and insight combine to make this film clear and compelling. Come join Nancy Thomas and her special guest the late Lawrence Van Bloem, LCSW, master neuro feedback practitioner, as they share their insights gained from a combined 50 years of working with difficult children with broken hearts and wounded minds. Learn the secrets to success in healing the brain of a traumatized child.

 

Research & Early Learning

This video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (developingchild.harvard.edu) features Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Medical School addressing basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioural research, which help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.

 

Empowering, Connecting, & Correcting Principles

In this nearly two-hour presentation, Dr. Purvis, a developmental psychologist, explains her research-based approach with children who come from what she calls “hard places.” These are children who have been exposed to drugs and alcohol in utero or suffered abuse, trauma or neglect early in life. She explains how harm during these critical stages of brain growth causes significant disruptions in a child’s development and behaviors and offers strategies to overcome these deficits. Through research and years of experience with children throughout the world, Dr. Purvis offers a path of healing through a trust-based, relationship-based holistic approach. She explains the principles and tactics for reconnecting with these children to meet their needs and help them reach their highest potential.

 

The Attachment Dance

The attachment relationship between parents and their children is one of the most cherished experiences of our lives. In The Attachment Dance, developmental psychologist and Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development, Dr. Karyn Purvis, explores the attachment experiences of neuro-typical children and children with histories of harm. Dr. Purvis explains how to recognize features of the attachment relationship and teaches parents and caregivers how to explore their own attachment styles to facilitate healing for the children in their care. In this lecture, Dr. Purvis aims to deepen understanding of attachment issues, both theoretically and practically, and provide a solid foundation for parents and their children.

 

Facilitating Behavioral Change

One of the most commonly asked questions for the staff at the TCU Institute of Child Development is how to deal with “problem behaviors”. Tragically, children with histories of abuse, neglect, or trauma are more likely to display these behaviors that are often driven by fear. In Facilitating Behavioral Change, Dr. Karyn Purvis, a developmental psychologist and Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development, explores the concepts of Connecting and Correcting Principles, key elements in the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), the unique approach developed by Dr. Purvis and her team. This lecture provides practical insights and tips on how to use TBRI® tactics in real-life situations.

 

Healing Research

For decades, scientists have studied how children’s brains and behaviours are impacted by prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol, trauma, abuse, and neglect. In this nearly 90-minute lecture, Dr. Karyn Purvis, developmental psychologist and Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development, reviews a wide range of research that gives insights into developmental deficits that drive much behaviour of at-risk children. Dr. Purvis explains the science in easy-to-understand terms to help parents and caregivers understand how physiological changes in children can be induced by early harm. Dr. Purivs helps parents and caregivers see the “real child” beneath their child’s behaviour.

 

Sensory Integration

A key element of typical development is the capacity to process and regulate environmental input. Sadly, children who have experienced prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol, early trauma, abuse, or neglect are at high-risk for sensory disorders. In this lecture, developmental psychologist and Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development, Dr. Karyn Purvis, explains risk factors and warning signs for Sensory Processing Disorders and offers practical interventions for parents and professionals. This DVD features a Q & A session that explores common questions about sensory disorders.

 

The Neurochemistry of Fear

The fundamental goal of this seminar is to empower parents and professionals to become healers in the lives of at-risk children and to discuss interventions developed through our work with families of at-risk children. Tragically, children who have been harmed, neglected, and/or abused are at significantly increased risk for behavioural disorders, relationship failures, and early onset mental illness. In this 2-disc DVD, developmental psychologist and Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development, Dr. Karyn Purvis, presents specific skills and insights garnered from research with at-risk children on how to disarm fear responses that drive their aberrant behaviour. Dr. Purvis explains concepts to help caregivers and parents understand a child’s brain chemistry and how neurotransmitter testing can be used to enhance therapeutic approaches.

 

My Life Story

Most children love using computers and this interactive CD ROM aims to guide worker and child through a range of life story activities to help a child come to terms with the loss of birth family, to understand the reasons for being looked after and to think positively about future plans, while providing opportunities for individual support and counselling should it be required.

Using a colourful and interactive menu based on a treasure island (palm trees, sailing galleon and a treasure chest), My Life Story opens into seven interactive sections with a wide range of activities, user input, printable worksheets and help. It can be used at whatever level children feel most comfortable with and music, sound effects, colour animation, attractive graphics and interactivity ensure it’s just as much fun as it is useful.

My Life Story is designed to meet the same needs as traditional life story materials but the big difference is in using an approach children understand and don’t find threatening.

 

Music For Dreaming

Music for Dreaming has been created especially for babies and adults so that they may feel comforted and nurtured. I would like to share with you some insights from scientific research that form an integral part of this music.

Music can have a profoundly natural therapeutic effect on the listener. The pure sound of this music is created by traditional instruments rather than synthesised sounds to protect your baby’s delicate ears and sensitive nervous system. Musicians breathe life and expression into the notes, creating a rich harmonic quality, we find so peaceful. Lullabies, in particular, are recognized for their ability to produce feelings of calm and restfulness.

These lullabies were arranged as one continuous piece and produced to be played softly to have a constant, calming effect. We all, babies and adults alike, react whether awake or asleep, when a different sound is introduced into our surroundings. The uninterrupted gentle flow of this music follows you and your baby from lighter to deeper stages of sleep.