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Working with children and young people who have experienced traumatic stress


23/04/2020 09:30






Update to our learning programme


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.

We're running this webinar as an abbreviated version of the full-day training course detailed below, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

We will cover elements of the programme listed in the original workshop outline below with a focus on psycho-education as well as regulation and co-regulation; the ARC framework will be mentioned, but not covered in detail.

We believe it is important that the sector continues to build resilient networks, share helpful resources and develop the skills our workforce needs to provide high-quality support to children and young people.

As such we will be rescheduling and/or changing the format of our upcoming events. Please note that our Learning and Events team will be in touch with everyone who has booked a place at an April -May event to confirm arrangements.

Our office is now closed and staff will be working from home – you can contact the team using this email

Alternatively, you can book a place on the following date for this training on the 29th October 2020. Please follow the link here to do so.

About this event

This training workshop will explore the developmental impact of trauma and introduces you to working with traumatic stress using the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework. 

Key learning:

  • 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.

Who should attend

This training workshop is aimed at more experienced practitioners. Trauma is a complex subject, therefore, attendees should have a good understanding of attachment theory and how their own attachment pattern impacts on those they are working with.

The workshop requires the ability to reflect on your own practice and be open to understanding that the children and young people in your care have the ability to pick up on your mood, even when you think you have left your worries at home.

Facilitator bio

Jan Montgomery is an experienced therapist who works across the lifespan. She is a qualified Life Coach, Play Therapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Jan specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and creative format.

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