Working with children and young people who have experienced traumatic stress
About this event
This training workshop will explore the developmental impact of trauma and introduce you to working with traumatic stress using the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework.
- Using the ARC framework to recognise danger signals and understand past and present dangers
- Managing responses and laying the foundations for the development of competencies
- Working with trauma through different contexts, including daily, community and cultural
- Providing a safe context for children.
Jan is an experienced youth worker, specialising in working with young people. She is a qualified psychotherapist, play therapist and life coach.
Jan has worked in health and social care in various roles throughout her career. She is a qualified Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an Accredited Adult Psychotherapist and a qualified Coach. Jan has just completed a Certificate in Traumatic Stress with the Trauma Centre at Bessel van der Kolk’s Justice Resource Institute, Brookline, and is in the process of completing her EMDR qualification.
Jan worked with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the voluntary sector for almost a decade. This was where she developed her interest in working with attachment and trauma. Jan moved from this area to working in foster care to support children and carers of traumatised children. Today, Jan works with adults with mental health challenges which prevents them from moving into employment.
Jan has been delivering training for a number of years. She enjoys taking complex subjects and making them accessible to everyone. She believes that theories are important but understanding how they apply in practice is essential if we are to offer best practice to those who use our services.
Jan loves learning new things. She enjoys being creative; embroidery and lapidary are just two of her favourite pastimes.