Supporting A Child’s Actions Through P.A.C.E

Playfulness | Acceptance | Curiosity | Empathy

P.A.C.E is an approach that adults can have towards children that encourages thinking, feeling, communicating and behaving to make children feel safe and comfortable in themselves and their environment.

The P.A.C.E method can support a child in their development towards self-awareness, emotional intelligence and resilience. It provides opportunities for children to reflect upon, understand and manage their emotions.

PACE can enable adults to see the strengths and positive features that can sometimes lie underneath challenging behaviour.

P.A.C.E is a model developed by Dan Hughes, Author, Clinical Psychologist & Founder of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).