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One Day Trauma and Mental Health Training for Teachers

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We will come to your school

This is a practical skills based training, supported by over 1000 evidence-based research studies, designed to empower teachers and school staff to respond effectively to children and teenagers who have suffered a trauma or have a mental health issue. Trainers are all senior staff with decades of experience, from Trauma Informed Schools UK in association with Centre for Child Mental Health London.

Training content

The neuroscience and psychology of child and adolescent mental health and ill-health

  • The ACE study and Protective Factors
  • Professor Jaak Panksepp’s model of mental health, mental ill-health and theory of change
  • The neuroscience and psychology of different mental health conditions.

What do trauma and mental health informed schools do?

  • A wealth of practical relational and conversational skills, tools and techniques that work
  • What to do when trauma gets into bodies, minds, behaviour and learning
  • Regulating stressed/distressed children: the science, the psychology and how to be and what to say
  • A wealth of regulatory interventions to calm bodies and brains for learning, reflection and quality of life
  • From pain to violence and often exclusion. Working effectively with traumatic loss and blocked grief
  • The scream in the body (what children have seen, heard and felt) and how to respond
  • Supporting and nurturing school staff with emotion regulating interventions to prevent them suffering from toxic stress or experiencing secondary trauma

The healing power of talking about feelings and making sense of painful life experiences

  • ‘I wish my teacher knew’ They want to tell us. Are we ready to listen?
  • Helping children/teenagers to make the shift from expressing their trauma through challenging or withdrawn behaviour, to thinking about their trauma in conversation with trusted adults.
  • The vital role of psycho-education, mental state talk and coherent life narrative.
  • Using sand play, big empathy drawings and emotion worksheets for safe processing of life experiences.
  • Different and age appropriate ways of conveying empathy with vulnerable children/teenagers • Facilitating theme based groups for troubled teenagers
  • How healing troubled children comes from replicating best parenting not being a quasi-psychotherapist
  • Use of restorative conversations to put relationship and reflection at the core of discipline policy

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12 day course validated by University of East London 
The next 12 day course will start in the Autumn 2019. 
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Telephone: 020 7704 2534

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