An introduction to the science of adverse childhood experiences, trauma-informed practice and resilience.
The topic of trauma-informed practice has never been more relevant. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown – and in its aftermath – we need to consider the role of childhood adversity and subsequent traumatising experiences in the lives of the people we are supporting.
This training is intended to be a solid foundation of essential knowledge and ideas on which schools as a whole and individuals working in education can build their own trauma informed response.
The seminar will cover:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and other potentially traumatising life events.
- How and why does adversity in childhood often have such long-lasting impacts?
- Attachment and attunement in child development – why these processes are so crucial to health and coping.
- Co-regulation and self-regulation – why learning about and managing the stress response is an essential life skill.
- Dan Siegel’s hand/brain model.
- ‘Resilience is the antidote to adversity’ – implications for practice.
- What exactly is trauma-informed practice and where did it start?
- What does being a ‘trauma-sensitive school’ mean?
- The psychological and social consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and our collective response.
- Q & A.