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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 are still dealing with the fallout from. Emotional (co)regulation and felt safety is at the heart of the training.

Through my work with both professionals and parent/carers I'm recognising the ever-increasing impact of ongoing stress, overwhelm, anxiety and trauma, and the need for more therapeutic support for adults working with and/or caring for vulnerable children. With this in mind I'm pleased to offer 1:1 support in addition to my training and consultancy work.

Reflective, therapeutic 11 sessions for professionals and parentcarers working with andor
Educational professionals

ATTACHMENT & TRAUMA
TRAINING IN EDUCATION

For schools, extra-curricular clubs and other professionals

supporting vulnerable children & young people.

Session I - Increasing awareness and understanding of attachment and trauma (introductory session)


 

 

 

 

 

  • or book a half day interactive session for an organisation (on site or online - location dependent)

 

Session II - Planning and delivery of trauma-informed support in education settings​

  • Half day interactive session for an organisation (on site or online); or

  • Book 3 Twilight sessions (1-1.5 hours each session) 

Access 'Increasing understanding and awareness of attachment and trauma' pre-recorded trai

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.

We can deliver on site training and consultancy in both the West Country and the East Midlands regions of England.

ATTACHMENT & TRAUMA CONSULTANCY & TRAINING FOR OTHERS

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-informed culture.

  • Working with staff to plan out support for an adopted child who is struggling with their emotional regulation.

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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.

  • Training in attachment and trauma for social work and support work teams.

  • Training in understanding what support for looked-after and previously-looked after children should look like at school.

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Parents & Carers
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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-informed perspective.

  • Support with input around trauma for EHCP paperwork or appeals.

What you need to know about school A guide for adoptive parents, foster carers and special

 WEBINAR FOR PARENT/CARERS

SPEAKING & WRITING

Speaking engagements...

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:

Upcoming speaking or Associate engagements:

  • 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. 

Writing...

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. 

I'm also humbled to share some of my parenting experience in the chapter 'Therapeutic Parenting' in The Bounce Back Journey of Parenting (available to purchase on Amazon). Join us for the launch....

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