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Trauma-informed practice: understanding bereavement, trauma and loss


09/12/2019 09:30






About this event

This workshop will begin with the theories of attachment, trauma and grief that underpin your work with children and young people. It will introduce practical techniques that can help you to provide effective support, from formulating an action plan and making best use of resources, to using a range of support techniques.

Key learning:

  • Applying attachment, trauma and grief theories to improve safety, mental health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Approaches to support children and young people dealing with adversity including solution-focused brief therapy; working with the body; and psycho-education.

Facilitator bio

Steve Sweeney is a qualified social worker who has specialised in trauma and grief since he developed the Barnardo’s Rollercoaster Service in 2003. Steve provides direct support to children and families through a variety of interventions including Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

A significant part of Steve’s role is to provide training and consultancy for those who have roles in supporting children and families. As Steve says, “children and young people tell us they want to access support from people whom they already know and who are knowledgeable, confident and skillful. By working to increase the capacity and sustainability of communities, we increase the likelihood of positive outcomes not just for individual children and families but for communities across the nation”.

Solution-focused approach to bereavement

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 in Edinburgh

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