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CAPPD: Practical Interventions to Help Children Affected by Trauma

CAPPD is an acronym developed by the Multiplying Connections Initiative that stands for CALM, ATTUNED, PRESENT, PREDICTABLE and DON'T Let the Child's emotions escalate your own.  In a video titled Identifying and Responding to Trauma (part 1) neuroscientist and child psychiatrist, Bruce Perry, describes these activities as the five best things caregivers can do to help children who have experienced trauma.  In this guide we explain how CAPPD stratagies work to promote optimal brain development and we provide you with practical, easy to implement ways to apply CAPPD in your day-to-day work with children and their families.  You will find techniques, activities and environmental changes that support CAPPD.  Each strategy indicates what age group it is best suited to and which CAPPD strategy it promotes.