Following the success of our bespoke Best Practise Forum for virtual school heads, designated teachers and schools the IRCT are hosting a further event in the South East, which is sponsored by the Widening Participating Team at the University of Kent. We aim to raise awareness of the impact of trauma on children and young people and how this affects their ability to learn, we aim to do this by enabling you to explore changes that need to take happen in your workplace, as well as offering you the opportunity to network with like minded professionals.
Speaking at the event will be Betsy de Thierry on ‘Teaching the Child on the Trauma Continuum’ and Dr Alex Hassett on ‘Brain Development and the Impact of Trauma and Stress on Children and Young People’.
Betsy de Thierry is the Director of the Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC) and psychotherapist with over 20 years experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and adults. She is also a qualified primary school teacher and this combination of education and therapeutic expertise alongside commitment to seeing people recover from traumatic experiences has lead her to pioneer charities and projects to support children and families. Betsy is a sought after national trainer and author of the book ‘Teaching the Child on the Trauma Continuum.' Betsy is an IRCT Trustee.
Dr Alex Hassett has been with the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, at Canterbury Christ Church University since 2003. He has a Masters in Educational Psychology, a Masters in Research Psychology, and a PhD in Psychology. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy. Alex’s research interests focus on emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people. A particular focus is on early relationships, attachment, trauma and parenting and their link with emotional well-being. He also develops and delivers training to practitioners in the areas of young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health and relationship building. This training has a particular focus on working with young people who have been traumatised. He offers supervision and mentoring to managers and practitioners. He also works as a psychotherapist.
If you have any questions about this event, or about booking tickets for it, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org