Podcast: managing sleep patterns of children and young people who have experienced trauma

In ACT Group’s first-ever podcast, Senior Consultant Social Worker Nick Grainger discusses the best possible ways to approach the issue of disrupted sleeping patterns of children and young people who have experienced trauma.



  1. Thank you ACT Group. That was really informative, and the Podcast system allows for carers to receive the information in a user friendly way. Looking forward to future Podcasts.

    Posted on 29 September 2015 by Ten
  2. It took me a long time to realise night terrors and nightmares were related to our DV and violence from extended family.

    My children do not reach an awake state. But have open terrified eyes, screaming and can even vomit. They speak and chant. I learnt a small portion of a chorus of a song that spoke to each child and sung it and held them and sung the line over and over until they would drop into next lower deeper level of sleep. Then also I would explain the evil had left and the rest of the night and sleep was for good. I would watch for body language clusters.

    Some episodes were reminiscent of a possession – the fear or terror extreme. The children took days to recover.

    Posted on 22 September 2015 by Liesl Wharton

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