Research Update
Recently published research has reported generally positive long term outcomes from early intervention for children with conduct problems.  A follow-up study of 78 children whose parents received the Incredible Years (aka Webster Stratton) parent treatment programme reported the following key messages:- Positive outcomes were mostly maintained 8-10 years later (when compared to national norms for adolescent age groups) Those adolescents with less ...

Good reads for worried parents…
If you are looking for general advice about living with and parenting your children through two significant periods of change and development, then you might want to take a look at these books.  I found them relevant, practical and very readable.  They are also very humourous, which I think is a very necessary survival tool when it comes to life ...

Attachment and Trauma – Part 3
Why is it so hard reach children with attachment difficulties? The Brain bit When we are born we have all the brain cells we are ever going to have. However, they are very underdeveloped and not properly connected up. In our first year of life our brains undergo a massive amount of growth and development. This continues at slower rates during childhood ...

Attachment and Trauma – Part 2
Caring for children with attachment difficulties Sometimes these children are removed from their families of origin and placed with alternative families who undertake to love, care and protect them to the very best of their ability. The belief often is that "love is enough" and that after a transitional period of"honeymoon" behaviour and/or "limit-testing" the child will settle into family life and ...

Attachment and Trauma – Part 1
In our society, a healthy attachment is thought to be one which encourages children's growth and development, not just physically but intellectually.and emotionally also. Attachments between children and their carers during the very early years of a child's life are thought to be like a blueprint for how the child will grow up thinking about themselves, other people and the world ...

Who is Vicki Hamilton
Who is Vicki Hamilton
Vicki Hamilton is a highly experienced Child and Family Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children, their families and carers since 1993, in both NHS and Children's Services settings. Since 2005 she has also provided numerous reports for Public and Private Family Law Proceedings.

1. Legal work
1. Legal work
Public and private family law Assessment of children and families Trauma, mental health, attachment and family relationships

2. Assessment and intervention services
2. Assessment and intervention services
Assessment and formulation Advice and guidance Intervention

3. Consultation and supervision
3. Consultation and supervision
Case by case or ongoing Training Peer support and mentoring

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