Working with Parents & Carers with Mental Health Difficulties
In a UK study on ACEs, 47% of people experienced at least one ACE with 9% of the population having 4+ ACES (Bellis et al, 2014).
Therefore as stated by KCSIE (Keeping children safe in education) ‘Where children have suffered abuse and neglect, or other potentially traumatic adverse childhood experiences, this can have a lasting impact throughout childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood. It is key that staff are aware of how these children’s experiences can impact on their mental health, behaviour, and education.’
There will also be opportunities to discuss specific challenges with the trainer and network with others.
Consider why a knowledge of ACEs is significant for your work;
Develop an understanding of adverse childhood experiences;
Explore how ACEs can impact on the developing child/young person;
Discuss what you can do to help break the cycle of ACEs when working with children and families;
Recognise the term toxic stress and its effects on the developing brain;
Understand attachment theory and look at the differences between secure and insecure attachment in children/young people;
Unpick the importance of relationships and resilience;
Explore what factors can support the development of resilience and how working with parents can help a child become more resilient;
Understand the role of resilience in helping children/young people cope with adversity;
Look at trauma informed care in relation to childhood trauma;
Develop a system of reflective practice for staff;
Understand the importance of trauma informed practice and trauma informed schools.
Aimed at anyone who works directly or indirectly with students and who wants to understand ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences in more detail and learn ways to help support students. Ideal for school-based staff including teachers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO/ALNCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, educational psychologists, pastoral care staff and pastoral lead teacher. As well as multidisciplinary teams i.e. looked after children, foster care, adoption agencies, social services.
As an international education consultant, author and teacher, Nicola has a reputation for successfully managing the most challenging behaviour and motivating staff, senior leaders and par...ents to help implement change.
Since starting NSMTC and sharing her expertise with a wider audience, Nicola regularly receives positive feedback. Attendees praise her delivery style and how motivated and inspired they feel following her sessions. They leave each training or course with the confidence to push their own boundaries for personal achievement.
On top of writing countless educational books and articles, Nicola is an International Values-Based Education approved trainer, NLP Master Practitioner and an English Channel Swimmer.
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Tuesday 16 January 2024
Tuesday 4 June 2024