The Impact of Trauma on the Parent/Infant Relationship
The experiences we have in the earliest years of our lives impact on the development of our personality and our development. Experiencing trauma, such as exposure to domestic abuse, in the earliest years can have a significant impact on brain development, potentially leaving serious and lasting concequences that can create difficulties for the child into their adult years.
This is not inevitable. Secure relationships with parents and carers can reduce the stress caused by trauma and limit the long-term impact it has on a baby's development.
Specialist support can help to strengthen these relationships and reduce the harms to babies.
This session will focus on:
a) The nature and impact of trauma experienced by babies
b) The buffering impact healthy relationships can provide
c) The importance of having skilled professionals working to improve babies' mental health
d) When and how to refer to Bury Early Attachment Service
This Lunchtime Learning Session will be delivered by Sarah Cox,, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Bury Early Attachment Service and can be booked on by emailing ChildrensPartnership@bury.gov.uk