Does anyone know of a reputable source/document (or works at a trauma informed facility) that provides practical advice for direct care when working with children short term? Long term, it's possible to work toward implementing some play/limbic system type therapy or TF-CBT if the child is emotionally/developmentally ready or other evidence based therapies, but short term, what are some suggestions for educating staff on preventing escalations and keeping communities safe? This could be in shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, short term residential evalution units, childcares, etc... Are there videos showing "how to escalate a child with trauma" comparing with "how to AVOID escalating a child with trauma"?
-Rules that are not required for safety should be re-assessed (what does this look like in practice?)
-Children need limits but also need to feel in control (what does this look like in practice?)
-Yelling or stern reprimand is never ok. (instead, calmly state what should happen or what is expected and ask for help in correcting if it is something that needs cleaning up or fixing OR ??????)
I have a lot of thoughts on how this looks like in practice, but would like to see/hear what others are doing or find information from those with extensive experience, education and a reputation in this field.
Ultimately, one would hope that learning about ACE's and trauma informed care would increase empathy, compassion and kindness, but some people need more practical advice and modeling.
Thank you in advance!