At Adenydd, we are committed to supporting children and families affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and developmental trauma. We provide sensory regulation support to early years settings, schools, families, and carers. We address ACEs' impact through training and consultations.
Insufficient training for practitioners, caregivers, and parents in sensory regulation which affects support for children with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). These children, frequently labelled as "difficult," face challenges in self-regulation, leading to disruptive behaviour both at school and at home. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated this issue, with more children presenting with underdeveloped sensory systems and teaching staff not best equipped to support them.
Our pilot project will implement the BUSS model (Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems), targeting children aged 0 to 3 in Flying Start and nursery settings. We emphasise nurturing relationships, bodily regulation, play, and movement to prevent long-term impacts on well-being. Staff will receive comprehensive training, equipping them to apply BUSS principles. Also, collaboration between staff and parents aims to establish strong support foundations within children's primary environments.