ADDRESSING PAIN AND PAIN-BASED BEHAVIOURS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN CHILD PROTECTION AND OUT-OF-HOME CARE

  • Annette Jackson Berry Street Gippsland
  • Raeleen J. McKenzie McKenzie Psychology
  • Margarita Frederico La Trobe University
Keywords: pain-based behaviours, emotional first-aid, trauma, neuroscience

Abstract

In this paper we discuss the concepts of physical and emotional pain and people’s reactions such as pain-based behaviours. We describe our work with children and young people in the Victorian (Australia) child protection and out-of-home care system who have experienced many painful experiences often resulting in pain-based behaviours. We describe our practice approach with a description of the “PAIN Relief” emotional first aid tool. We highlight implications for practice, and training in response to emotional pain and pain-based behaviours.

Author Biographies

Annette Jackson, Berry Street Gippsland
Regional Director
Raeleen J. McKenzie, McKenzie Psychology
Consulting Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychotherapist
Margarita Frederico, La Trobe University
Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, School of Allied Health, College of Science Health and Engineering
Published
2019-04-08