Committed to strong families, resilient children and informed organisations
Hi! My name is Colby Pearce and I am the owner/operator of Secure Start®. Through Secure Start I offer a range of services, including:
- Psychological intervention for children, teens and families;
- Consultancy services in child protection, out-of-home care and mental health service provision;
- Teaching, training and supervision; and
- Program development, implementation and evaluation.
Across more than twenty-five years I have contributed to professional and community knowledge and practices in the areas of:
- Teen mental health and suicide prevention;
- Childhood attachment and resilience;
- Psychological intervention with children who have experienced abuse, neglect and family/relationship trauma; and
- Therapeutic care and management of children and teens.
In addition to my day-to-day consultations with children, teens and families, I am currently working on three major projects:
- The implementation of the CARE* Model in Relative/Kinship Care in South Australia;
- The implementation of the Triple-A Model of Care among TUSLA foster carers in Donegal, Ireland; and
- The development of a new pre- (and post-) approval foster care training package for the Republic of Ireland.
If you would like to know more about the major projects I am involved in, or would like to discuss new projects and/or possible collaboration, do get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Secure Start.
*Pearce, C (2016), A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder (Second Edition), London: Jessica Kingsley
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