Supporting children to manage difficult emotions - Wed 23 Sept 2020

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Hastings Opportunity Area - Twilight Sessions Topic Supporting children to manage difficult emotions and responding to self-harm (cutting,

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Hastings Opportunity Area - Twilight Sessions

Topic  Supporting children to manage difficult emotions and responding to self-harm (cutting, eating, biting, hair pulling, etc) - Dr Claire Stubbs

Date  Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Time  4pm to 5.30pm

Location  ONLINE with Microsoft teams

Session Summary

Aim  The aim of this session will be to look at how children might respond to their difficult feelings in ways that are detrimental to them, why they might do this and how we can nurture a different response.

Learning Objectives •    To encourage a deeper understanding as to why children self-harm •    To highlight the range of ways in which children are hurting themselves •    To identify ways of supporting children to identify their emotions •    To acquire strategies for supporting children to respond to their difficult emotions in a more nurturing way •    To create a toolkit of whole school approaches for responding to and nurturing difficult emotions

Biography - Dr Claire Stubbs is a practising psychological therapist and Senior Trainer for Boingboing. She was a lead author of the Guide to Addressing Mental Health Issues – a Resilience Based Approach (hereafter called the Schools Mental Health Guide), developed in partnership with East Sussex County Council in 2017 to 2018. The Schools Mental Health Guide uses a resilience based approach to address specific, day to day issues around mental health in schools. It sets out the policy drivers and evidence for schools to be at the forefront of mental health promotion and early intervention, as part of a whole school, systems change approach, which can impact on engagement, attendance and attainment. It goes on to address some commonly experienced  behavioural and engagement issues for pupils that can be effectively addressed by focusing on underlying mental health need.

Claire has worked in a therapeutic role directly with young people and has trained and supervised practitioners in Early Years, Early Intervention teams, and Schools. Most recently, this work has focused on the Blackpool HeadStart programme in which Claire has played a lead role in coaching and supervising practitioners working with the most challenging cases of mental health issues for children and young people.

Who the session is for  This session is for primary school teachers working in the Hastings Opportunity Area. 

Access information Assess information for Micorsoft Teams will be emailed to attendees in advance of the session. Please note that the email supplied on your eventbrite booking will be used to create a Microsoft teams login for the event. If you want to use a different email address  you will need to contact the event organisers using the information provided in the access information email you will receive prior to the event.

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