"Unpacking the Past, Embracing the Present: Overcoming Attachment, Trauma, and Adverse Childhood Experiences."
''It doesn't matter who you are as long as somebody loves you.'' (Roald Dahl: The Witches)
Four Days Accredited CPD over Four Months
This training is intended for practitioners and professionals who work with children and young people that have experienced, and who may still be living with significant adversity. This is particularly helpful for mental health and safeguarding leads, designated teachers for looked after children and social care.
Day 1 of 4
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY GROWTH AND RESILIENCE
From Surviving to Thriving:
The Development of Identities
During day 1 you will explore resilience and models of resilience. You will identify where you personally and professionally draw your resilience from. You will also learn how to be able to support adults to identify and develop their own resilience and protective factors.
We then translate this to children and young people and look at how children and young people’s identities are developed and how they may see themselves. We learn how to look for children and young people’s risk and resilience factors and draw from the field of positive psychology for promoting happiness, well being and positivity to move children and young people from surviving to thriving.
Day 2 of 4
WORDS THAT HARM AND WORDS THAT HELP HEALING
The Power of Language and Meaning Making
Day 2 builds on from day 1. You will learn the power of language and learn to be a more critical and careful language user. You will develop an understanding that language is a transformative tool that can subjugate and oppress, as well as empower and liberate.
We focus on the narratives of mental illness and draw from a model of psychology which asks you to critically reflect on how power is operationalised and imposed over children and young people through both words and actions.
We also examine the rapid increase of psychiatric diagnosis of disorders in children and young people and explore alternatives to prescription pharmaceuticals and focus on recovery through relationships.
Day 3 of 4
REACTIONS AND RESPONSES TO THE SELF AND OTHERS
Trust, Advocacy and Self-Efficacy
Day 3 builds on from days 1 and 2. You will explore the concept of shame and how we protect ourselves from it through behavioural responses and reactions to others. You will understand how devastating it can feel to children and young people to live with shame and why building trusting relationships is vital to well being.
You will also understand the importance of building trusting relationships with colleagues, children and young people and learn how to support advocacy. You will also learn how to support children and young people to develop self-efficacy and to experience competency in multiple domains.
Day 4 of 4
SCHOOLS AS A SECURE BASE
Embedding Relational Care in Education to Build Resilience
Day 4 concludes with psychological models that demonstrates how your school can be the ‘secure base’ for children and young people with relational, attachment and trauma needs.
You will learn the importance of, and how to embed relational care within your interpersonal relationships, through to systemic approaches that operate at the level of the whole school community.