Are you working or living with children and young people who have difficulties with their mental health or managing their emotions? Are you interested in developing your skills in a trauma informed approach to wellness? Take a look at a summary of our approach and our latest Wellness Plan through this link:
If you are interested in finding out more, sign up and join an international group of professionals, volunteers and parents who are seeking innovative and joined up ways of working together to improve outcomes for children and young people into adulthood.
EHCAP is modelling on research by Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University. This involves moving away from the ‘identify and fix’ model toward ‘figuring out together what’s going on’. We work with our own wellness first, building our own skills and capabilities in self care. This leads on to a whole system culture shift which involves everyone understanding the model of positive, tolerable and toxic stress as well as developing skills in mindful moments and Emotion Coaching.
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Once you have signed up you will be invited to join a WhatsApp group where you can network and share learning. We host training days and constantly update our resources.
Over the last 20 years we have begun to understand the complex interplay between genetics and environment and how chronic inflammation caused by toxic stress effects human development. Research has shown that Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences are linked with altered brain architecture (resulting in difficulties with impulse control and problem solving) as well as higher risk of developing diabetes, iscaemic heart disease and severe obesity.
As founder of EHCAP my vision is to take this knowledge into communities and into families currently experiencing adversity- sharing straight forward psycho education tools such as Dan Siegel's Hand Model metaphor for emotion regulation and John Gottman's Emotion Coaching relationship style.
Everybody is resourceful to some degree. Coaching Wellness encourages us all to tap into and grow our internal resources and to connect with families and communities so that worries are talked about.