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.
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 the Twilight series (1-1.5 hours each session)
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 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.
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.
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.
Support with choosing the right school.
Support in both informal and formal meetings relating to your child’s education support needs.
NEW WEBINAR FOR PARENT/CARERS
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:
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.
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....