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Live CPD Events

Throughout the year we will be adding events to the website where specialists who will share their knowledge, advice on best practice and discuss key themes.

Spaces for Listening

Spaces for Listening provide an opportunity to reflect, share, and develop a simple, structured practice of listening based on the Spaces for Listening model developed by Charlie Jones and Brigid Russell.

Upcoming dates:

Monday 30th May 2022 4.00-5.00pm

Monday 6th June 2022 4.30-5.30pm

Tuesday 5th July 2022 4.00-5.00pm

Wednesday 13th July 2022 4.30-5.30pm

Monday 22nd August 2022 4.00-5.00pm

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Trauma and the Body (Part 1: Perspectives and Approaches)

This introductory session explores:

  • the relationship between trauma and the body
  • the physical and emotional impact of trauma
  • how we can respond to this in a trauma-informed way.

Upcoming dates:

Thursday 9th June 2022 4.00-5.30pm

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Trauma and the Body (Part 2: Theory, Practice and Applications)

This introductory session explores:

  • reference to Trauma and the Body (Part 1)
  • scenario/case examples and theory-context links
  • practical ways to apply a relational, embodied perspective into your practice to support children and young people who have experienced trauma.

Upcoming dates:

Thursday 19th May 2022 4.00-5.30pm

Thursday 30th June 2022 4.00-5.30pm

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Trauma and Attachment (Part 1: Theory and Reflective Practice)

In this introductory session we will explore:

  • key concepts of attachment theory
  • attachment types and the Internal Working Model of self
  • how trauma affects attachment
  • considerations and responses to working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and adversity.

Upcoming dates:

Thursday 23rd June 2022 4.00-5.30pm

Thursday 11th August 2022 4.00-5.30pm

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Trauma and Attachment (Part 2: Scenario Examples and Discussion)

In this introductory session we will explore:

  • reference to Trauma and Attachment (Part 1) and attachment-related behaviours
  • hypothetical and actual scenario examples
  • what we are doing well already to support children and young people with different attachment styles
  • the types of tools and qualities we can develop to enhance our trauma-informed practice.

Upcoming dates:

Thursday 28th July 2022 4.00-5.30pm

Thursday 15th September 2022 4.00-5.30pm

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Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Grief and Mourning

This introductory session will consider:

  • commonalities and differences across cultures
  • individual perspectives on the grieving and mourning processes
  • the learning we can take from each other and how we can apply this to our own contexts.

Upcoming dates:

Thursday 7th July 2022 4.00-5.30pm

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Spaces for Wellbeing

Our recent sessions using an Appreciative Enquiry approach brought up lots of ideas to support wellbeing. We are now in the process of planning a programme of round table events to discuss solutions that support staff wellbeing.

These will start in April and will feature guests from a range of disciplines including teaching, social care, educational psychology, and academia

Upcoming dates to be confirmed.

Spaces for Wellbeing Programme

Developing Awareness of Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours

This introductory session explores:

  • the social and cultural assumptions around self-harming behaviour
  • the actions of self-harm within the context of different age groups and settings
  • the suicidal state of mind and its relationship to self-harm
  • the role of self-care for both the child/young person and education staff.

Upcoming dates:

Monday 20th June 2022 4.00-5.30pm

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The Theme of Loss: Death, Dying and Change

This introductory session explores:

  • types of loss and change in children and young people's lives
  • resources to support the grief and grieving process
  • ways of coping and responding to loss that help to manage change.

Upcoming dates:

Monday 23rd May 2022 4.00-5.30pm

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The impact of bereavement on autistic children and young people

The aim of this introductory session is to shed some light on how bereavement is understood and may be responded to by children and young people on the autistic spectrum and the impact it can have upon them. The session is informed by research with autistic people and information developed by organisations such as the National Autistic Society.

Upcoming dates:

Thursday 4th August 2022 4.00-5.30pm

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