WHAT I DO
Are you currently struggling with anxious behaviours in the classroom, or at home relating to school?
I work with education professionals and parents/carers to develop knowledge, understanding and skills around supporting vulnerable children and young people with their education. The key principles and strategies I work with can be beneficial for all students (and staff), and feel even more relevant to all now due to the far-reaching impact of the global pandemic we find ourselves in. Emotional (co)regulation and felt safety is at the heart of the training.
Short video clip highlighting practical nature of training - taken from chat with
Jane Evans. Full version here.
Below are the current services I offer. If you’re looking for support, but not really sure what that looks like, do get in touch for a free, no-obligation chat so we can explore what you might find helpful. I also disseminate a monthly newsletter full of useful relevant tips, information and resources - sign up to the mailing list.
Session I - Increasing awareness and understanding of attachment and trauma (introductory session)
Webinar (2.5 hours) - pre-recorded; or
Half day interactive session (on site or online)
Session II - Planning and delivery of trauma-focused support in education settings
All content delivered in a half day interactive session (on site or online); or
Book the Twilight series (1-1.5 hours each session) - available from December 2021:
- What a Trauma-Informed Setting Looks Like & Emotional Regulation
- Relationships & Communication
- The Learning Environment & A Whole School Trauma-Informed Approach
Session I & Session II can be delivered to education settings over a full day (e.g. INSET).
*Individuals must have undertaken Session I training
(or equivalent with another provider) before undertaking Session II.
ATTACHMENT & TRAUMA
For schools, extra-curricular clubs and other professionals
supporting vulnerable children & young people.
ATTACHMENT & TRAUMA CONSULTANCY
For schools, extra-curricular clubs, fostering or adoption agencies and other professionals supporting vulnerable children & young people.
For education and extra-curricular settings looking for an injection of specific support, e.g.
For follow-up review and planning sessions post-training to support the setting with working towards a truly trauma-sensitive culture.
Working with staff to plan out support for an adopted child who is at risk of being excluded from school or activities due to ongoing challenging behaviour.
Relevant policy review.
For fostering/adoption agencies requiring additional support for their families (relating to education) e.g.
Point of advice for a social worker supporting a family with a child who is struggling with school.
Source of information relating to navigating education systems and processes.
SUPPORT FOR PARENT/CARER(S)
For parents/carers seeking trauma-focused education support for their child/ren, e.g.
Information and advice about your child’s education support needs from a trauma-focused perspective.
Support with navigating the EHCP process and paperwork.
Support with choosing the right school.
Support in both informal and formal meetings relating to your child’s education support needs.
SPEAKING & WRITING
Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss the possibility of me speaking at one of your events or meetings.
Past speaking engagements:
Climate Coaching Alliance (24 hour conversations) - Collective and Systemic Trauma – having difficult conversations in times of pandemic and environmental crisis - 4 March 2021, alongside Ali Crowther (MadetoLast Resilience)
Connective Parenting Podcast - talking trauma with Sarah Fisher (available now).
Jane Evans YouTube interview - Why we need easy practical ways to support children with trauma in school
Halycon Education Podcast - Creating a ‘ready to learn’ environment for pupils who have experienced trauma
Upcoming speaking or Associate engagements:
Choice Therapies monthly CPD event (date tbc)- Communicating with Children in Therapy
The Centre for Adoption Support & Education - workshops for adoptive parents whose children are transitioning from nursery to primary school. Contact The Centre to express an interest.
I was honoured to be able to tell a small part of my story about becoming a mother through adoption in a chapter I wrote for Rachel Mason's book 'Not the Only One', published in late 2020.
Currently writing a chapter for another book project due for release in 2022.