The CARE Curriculum Bibliography

Trauma-Responsive Practice


Pearce, C. A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder (Second Edition). London: Jessica Kingsley, 2016

Pearce, C. A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011

Periodical Articles:

Pearce, C.M (2012). Repairing Attachments. BACP Children and Young People, December, 28-32 (Download here)

Pearce, C.M. (2010). An Integration of Theory, Science and Reflective Clinical Practice in the Care and Management of Attachment-Disordered Children – A Triple A Approach. Educational and Child Psychology (Special Issue on Attachment), 27 (3): 73-86 (Download here)

Self-Paced Learning Modules :

Supporting strong developmental outcomes with CARE

Early Trauma: The Infant’s Experience (Expanded)

Trauma and Regulation

Behaviour as Communication

Self-care for carers of children and young people recovering from a tough start to life

Making decisions about contact with birth parents: The role of Attachment


The CARE Cards


Responding for the reason for the behaviour: A Triple-A approach

When is a child’s interest in fire something that needs to be taken seriously?

More than a Diagnosis: What you need to know about a child in care diagnosed with ASD and/or ADHD

One piece of advice I would give

Why does my child need unconditional positive regard?

Why does my child react so badly to me saying “no”?

What is Trauma Informed Care? The CARE Curriculum

What are the characteristics of good parenting?

Why contact with birth parents is so important

What do we say to children and young people about why they were taken into care

What does a Therapeutic Care Plan for the classroom look like?

What does a Therapeutic Care Plan look like?

Therapeutic Care is all about your AURA

Responding to the need that gives rise to the behaviour

What is your vision for children and young people who cannot be safely cared for at home?

Children require proactive needs provision after trauma

Therapeutic caregiving involves giving attention proactively

Trauma- and Attachment-Informed Psychotherapy

Verbalising Understanding

Avoiding Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Needs Trump Reason

Responding Therapeutically to Behaviours of Concern

Therapeutic Care is an enrichment process

Connection Repairs and Regulates

Selective Attention, Self-Care, and a Child’s Self-Image

Sam’s Story

Recent Podcast Appearances:            

Attachment, Relationships, and Identity

An Interview with Therapeutic Residential and Foster Care

Blog Articles (Accessible via

Of most relevance in child welfare:

Achieving best outcomes from care

Removal from family: An enduring sensitivity

Why does my child smile when I am angry?

Why does my child chew their clothes?

Why does my child destroy their belongings?

Why does my child antagonise others and then complain of being bullied?

Why does my child follow me to the bathroom?

Why does my child lie?

Why is my child’s room always messy?

Why is the child I am caring for unsettled after contact with their birth parents?

Why does my child need therapeutic care?

All relationships are important for attachment security

Outcomes in child welfare: What a well-modulated nervous system looks like

What does attachment security look like?

What does trust in accessibility and responsiveness look like?

Children and young people who foster

What does my child’s recovery from early trauma look like?

Wider relevance:

A tale of four mice: An attachment story

Punishment is problematic

I am a sensitive child

Lessons about learning: Some truths about behaviour management

A simple method for getting children off to sleep

Relationships regulate and repair

Five strategies for addressing issues of compliance with children

Use your words: Supporting expressive language development and use

Tantrums: Eight management strategies to keep in mind

Your child’s CARE requirements through the years


The aqua balloon: An allegory about growth and love from the psychology consulting room

Option of last report: Providing therapy to deeply troubled children

You are not my parent! How do I respond?

How long does it take for therapeutic care strategies to work?


What is the distinctive atmosphere or quality that you project in your role?

Practice alignment: How important is it in child welfare?

What I would have birth parents hear after the removal of their child?

Program Videos:

The CARE Curriculum

Connected Classrooms

Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care