Sprucewood embraces a Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI) approach when supporting the children in our care. “SAI is an integrative approach to the treatment of children who have suffered abuse or severe neglect. Negative experiences in the womb and in early childhood impact on their capacity to cope with stress throughout life. There is a tendency to either adopt one or fluctuate between various stress states when there is a hint or reminder of traumatic stress”. (Éadaoin Bhreathnach).