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Realising the potential of Children in Care

Christmas for children who have experienced trauma.

Posted on by Judy Molyneux

Christmas is coming and for most children this creates feelings of excitement and joyful anticipation, the magic, the gifts, the food…. Unfortunately, Christmas isn’t like that for everyone.

Children and young people with developmental trauma may recall Christmas as the time when the adults around them, who perhaps were always unpredictable, frightening and abusive, become even more so - for these children and young people, Christmas may be anticipated with terror.

For resources and recommendations please read this guide for families and professionals working with trauma experienced young people.