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Poly Vagal Motorway of Wellness link

This video is about Poly Vagal Theory and simplifies how our brain and body works together and how stress can affect us.

A resource for parents, teachers, social workers, therapists and more!

16 mins

Cath Knibbs


Attachment and Trauma informed Practice during adolescent and teenage years into adulthood link

Provide a basic understanding of attachment theory and the problematic behaviours associated with attachment and trauma during adolescent and teenage years into adulthood

Explore an evidenced based therapeutic approach when working with adolescent and teenagers who display these behaviours.

45 mins

Martin Honnor, Supporting Families Lead Practitioner, YOT, Wakefield Council


CHILD TRAUMA: Repl’ACE’ing the context link

What is Child Trauma? What is an ACE? Are they the same?

  • How does this impact a child’s development?
  • How does this impact on the family?
  • How does childhood trauma affect a parents ability to parent?
  • How can professionals spot this, what are the signs to look for?
  • How can professionals work with the child?
  • How can professionals work with the family?
  • How can professionals become trauma aware, informed, and then applied?
  • 61 mins

Cath Knibbs


ACES link

ACEs are traumatic events that affect children while growing up, such as suffering child maltreatment or living in a household affected by domestic violence, substance misuse or mental illness.

This short animated film has been developed to raise awareness of ACEs, their potential to damage health across the life course and the roles that different agencies can play in preventing ACE’s and supporting those affected by them.

6 mins

This film has been produced for Public Health Wales and Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority. For further information visit


Supporting school transitions for pupils with insecure attachments during and after COVID-19 link


  • To raise awareness of how COVID-19 can impact pupils.
  • Particular focus on pupils with insecure attachments.
  • To give practical advice for planning and delivery to provide successful transitions.
  • 45 mins

Hilary Hicks, Michelle Roe & Vicky Kitchin, Education & Inclusion, Wakefield Council


How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime; Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) link

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Paediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.

16 mins

Dr Nadine Burke Harris


Trauma-informed responses in relationship-based practice link

How does recognition of adolescents’ past experience can play a critical role in supporting the safety, permanency and wellbeing of adolescents and young adults.

A practical understanding of developmental trauma can enable workers to move beyond reactive responses to people’s presenting behaviour. In this webinar, Danny introduces his Frontline briefing and explains how recognition of adolescents’ past experience can play a critical role in supporting the safety, permanency and wellbeing of adolescents and young adults.

59 mins

Danny Taggart, Research in Practice

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