The Guardian writes about our YJ project…

Image courtesy of ©The Guardian

On Wednesday this week, Julie Rix published an article in The Guardian about the Enhanced Case Management approach to complex cases in Youth Justice.

The approach is underpinned by and applies our Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) to help young people engage with interventions and deal with their pasts.

Read the Guardian article here. Read the Trauma Recovery Model paper here.

Get training information on the TRM here.

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Need a road map to help with troubled kids?…

Ever felt lost for what to do next with a child or young person? Wondering what on earth you can do to make a difference?

Wouldn’t it be great to have map to show you the way?

TRM schematic ©Jonny Matthew & Tricia Skuse

Well now there’s a model which brings together needs, behaviour and interventions. It also takes account of development and suggests the sequence in which interventions should be applied.

Back to the drawing board…

Read moreNeed a road map to help with troubled kids?…

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Trauma Recovery Model paper is out!

We are proud to announce that our theory paper on the Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) is finally in print!

Image courtesy of ©Prison Service Journal
Image courtesy of ©Prison Service Journal

The Prison Service Journal published it this week.

To download the journal for FREE just click here.

Scroll down to page 16 for the start of the paper.


If you’d like to keep in touch with developments and other news relating to the TRM you can subscribe to the mailing list here.


For information on training in the TRM or related areas please email us. You can view an example training flyer here.

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Our new book chapter!…

We have contributed a chapter to this new book.


Transforming Attachment & Trauma Theory into Effective Practice with Families, Children & Adults



Blurb: Healing the Hidden Hurts is a unique collection of professional and personal responses to the challenges that arise in supporting children with attachment difficulties and their families.

The book was the brain-child of colleagues from the Attachment Network Wales and is out now.

For more info or to order your copy just click here

“…if I were to recommend and book on the subject of how attachment affects children, as well as excellent suggestions for healing, this is the book.”  (Nancy Verrier – author)

“I hope when you have read the following 14 chapters, each one as brave as it is personal, you will be as uplifted as I did when I first had the pleasure of reading this exceptional volume.”  (From the foreword by David Howe)

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Why’s kids’ brains really matter…

Every now and again something new comes along that changes things significantly.

In my view, right now that thing is our new understanding of how brain function is affected by abuse.

Sketch - why childrens brains matter

Photo courtesy of ©123rf/kasza (adapted)

We now know that children who have suffered maltreatment in their early years, have a lot more than bad memories to deal with.

Why you need to know a bit about brains…

Read moreWhy’s kids’ brains really matter…

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Box of New

Thanks for visiting the TRM website!

TDSP builder - texelartAs you can see, it’s very much still under construction, but we hope to have some more content uploaded and ready for you very soon.

There is some information under the “About” and “Training” menus.

TDSP email barrow - ribahIn the meantime, please feel free to make contact with us – we will gladly add you to the mailing list so that we can update you as things progress.

Thanks again for your interest in the TRM!

Cheers, Jonny and Trish

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As well as this website, you can keep up with developments in the TRM by following us on social media.

Here are the links you need:

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  • Twitter – @TRMforKIDS
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