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Trauma-informed practice: understanding bereavement, trauma and loss


07/12/2020 09:30







As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training and events programme to a digital webinar format for the foreseeable future.

Our webinar programme can be found here and will be updated regularly.

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About this event

Improve your practice by learning more about the impact of trauma and grief and what can be done to support yourself and others to deal with adversity.

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 Focussed Brief Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

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