About CC.

The Child Centred Resource site is the brain child of Keith Lindsay-Cameron. Born in 1951 he was subject to sexual abuse, downright cruelty during time in a children's home, an alcoholic Mother and Father, who also had the misfortune to suffer from paranoid schizophrenia. His Father left the family home when all four children were under 10 to be locked up in an insane asylum. 

Growing up in an environment of little affection, no encouragement, sexual abuse and cruelty, in short a very dysfunctional family and social environment, it is little wonder that Keith began to experience his own functional problems. Walking to school he would experience his whole body freezing and be unable to move. At 14 he became severely clinically depressed which he experiences to this day.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Keith, after an inauspicious start to his working life in a factory, began to develop an interest in Community and Youth Work, firstly in Outdoor Pursuits, where he discovered that such activities could have a transformative effect, not only in his own life but in the troubled lives of the young people he worked with. 

Qualifying as a Community and Youth Worker at Durham in 1985, he went on to study Person Centred Counselling and discovered a growing fascination in how children develop. From his own experiences and watching the growing alienation of young people,  he saw that the top down hierarchical nature of our education system was increasingly inadequate to the needs of young people. He asked why it was that children go through the education system and yet so many come out the other end socially inadequate and unable to flourish in society, though they might hold down a job. 

Watching babies and young children learn, he noticed that they learn intuitively, but that this is steadily educated out of them in formal education, until, on leaving school, it is almost entirely gone. Keith looks at ways we can re-establish intuitive learning.

Keith is now retired due to ill health, never having overcome his own socio-phobia and depression, but continues his study and research. 

 

2011 Keith Lindsay-Cameron.