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Training Services

Training Services​

I can provide training for schools, children’s homes, fostering and adoption agencies, local authorities and any other organisation concerned with the welfare of children and young people.

All of the training I offer will be tailored to the needs of your organisation. If you think I might be able to help you, please contact me for an informal, no obligation, discussion.

Developmental trauma can occur when our relationships, in the first years of life, are regularly frightening, abusive or neglectful. Because these experiences happen when a child is first learning about the world, and his or her brain is developing, without the right help and care they can have a significant long-term impact on social, emotional and mental health.  Developmental trauma can also affect physical health and a child’s ability to learn new information or skills.

The purpose of this workshop is to increase carers’, and other professionals’, knowledge and awareness of the impact of early years abuse and neglect on later psychological and emotional health. It will also explore ways of working with children and young people to help them recover.  On completion of this workshop, participants will have:

        • An understanding of what developmental trauma is.
         • Knowledge of the affect of trauma on the neurosequential development of the brain.
         • An understanding of Self-regulation, co-regulation and fight/flight/freeze responses.
         • An explanation of the association between developmental trauma and some mental health diagnoses
         • Discussed how to create feelings of safety for young people.
         • Understood the crucial role relationships in helping young people to recover.
         • Knowledge of how to build relationships with traumatised children (PACE, neurosequential approaches).
         • Reflected on the trauma history of a child they look after and considered what he or she may need.
 

All of my courses and workshops involve a mixture of slide presentation, video, group discussion and small group activities. I provide comprehensive handouts over and above a simple printout of the slide presentation.

Course Duration: 4 hours (with breaks).

Cost: £250 for up to 20 participants.

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Our relationships with our carers in the first few years of life can, potentially, have an impact on our social, emotional & mental health throughout our lives.  Attachment theory can help us to understand why this is, and how to help children and young people whose early attachments were insecure.

The purpose of this workshop is to increase carers and other professionals’, knowledge and understanding of attachment and how to support young people who may have insecure attachment strategies.  On completion of this workshop, participants will have:

       •An understanding of what attachment theory actually is, and why it is important.
       • Knowledge of the different types of attachment strategies and the aspects of early years care which can influence them.
       •An understanding of how particular attachment strategies affect young people from their early years through to adolescence.
       •Considered the attachment strategies of a child or young person they are caring for.
       •Reflected on how our own attachment history may impact on how we care for children.
       •Knowledge of ways of supporting children with insecure attachment (the neurosequential model, PACE)

All of my courses and workshops involve a mixture of slide presentation, video, group discussion and small group activities. I provide comprehensive handouts over and above a simple printout of the slide presentation.

Course Duration: 4 hours (with breaks).

Cost: £250 for up to 20 participants.

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Self-Harming is a complex issue which many carers and professionals can find hard to understand and difficult to manage, in terms of both their own feelings and helping the young person.  Too often, because we can find self-harm so troubling, we focus on the behaviour itself and the injuries, rather than the underlying issues.

The purpose of this workshop is to increase carers and other professionals’, knowledge and understanding of self-harming behaviours and how to support young people who self-harm to find healthier ways to regulate or communicate their emotional state.  On completion of this workshop, participants will have:

      •Knowledge of different definitions of self-harm
      •Considered the cultural and historic aspects of self-harm
      •An understanding of the different types of self-harm
      •An understanding of some of the underlying reasons individuals may self-harm (self-regulation, attachment seeking, self-punishment, communication, self-expression)
      •Explored the relationship between self-harm and suicide
      •Reflected on the possible impact of self-harming on carers and how to manage this
      •Discussed possible strategies for reducing self-harm  over time.

There will be opportunities for participants to discuss specific young people they care for in relation to self-harming behaviours.  

All of my courses and workshops involve a mixture of slide presentation, video, group discussion and small group activities. I provide comprehensive handouts over and above a simple printout of the slide presentation.

Course Duration: 3.5 hours (with breaks).

Cost: £225 for up to 20 participants.

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Adults can often find it difficult to really listen to what young people are telling them or see things from their point-of-view. Instead, we often are often too quick to offer reassurance, problem solve, teach, correct or rescue.  While these all have a role play, they can often be blocks to communication and empathy.

The purpose of this workshop is to increase carers and other professionals’ understanding of key counselling techniques and ideas, so they can empathetically attune to young people, encourage them to talk more openly and help them develop their own reflective capacity. On completion of this workshop, participants will have:

      •A clear understanding of what empathy is and why it is important.
      •Considered possible blocks to empathy and listening.
      •Knowledge of how to accurately convey empathy.
      •Learnt techniques (reflecting back, paraphrasing, open questions, holding silence) which encourage communication.
      •The opportunity to practice listening and counselling skills.

All of my courses and workshops involve a mixture of slide presentation, video, group discussion and small group activities. I provide comprehensive handouts over and above a simple printout of the slide presentation.

Course Duration: 4 hours (with breaks).

Cost: £250 for up to 20 participants.

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This is a selection of the training courses I can provide, if you have any other training needs or requirements you think I might be able to help with, do not hesitate to contact me.

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