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Supporting children with traumatic experiences

Supporting children with traumatic experiences

29/04/2020 9.15 – 13.00 PDC Norwich

Outline: Children, like adults, sometimes experience or witness something extremely frightening and dangerous. This can cause a traumatic stress reaction, which affects the way the child thinks, feels and behaves. Children can be as severely affected as adults. If you recognise it, you will be better able to help children to recover, and also to know when to seek professional help.

Description: In this training event we will explore how children are affected by traumatic events, and how schools can support these children. Examples of traumatic events are physical or sexual abuse/assaults, witnessing domestic violence, road traffic accidents, the death of a loved one, war, natural disasters, terrorist attacks. We will have a look at the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s), how schools can undertake steps to become an ACE aware school, and how this fits in with supporting children with emotional health and well-being.

Outcome: Attending this workshop will enable you to: Know how children are affected by traumatic events and be able recognise signs and symptoms Understand the possible impact on learning and behaviour Identify strategies which will support children who have experienced trauma Know about accessing additional support.

Audience: Any member of staff supporting children with traumatic experiences

Trainer: Dr Bianca Finger-Berry, Critical Incident Lead Officer, EPSS

Booking Information:
This is free to LA schools or schools who have signed up to Critical Incident support.