Understanding and supporting attachment difficulties and complex trauma. How they can affect children and young people’s development, including their communication skills

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Understanding and supporting attachment difficulties and complex trauma. How they can affect children and young people’s development, including their communication skills

What is this course?

The aim of the course is to develop practitioners understanding of how attachment and trauma can affect children’s lives; their development, behaviour and their communication skills, as well as evidence-based ways to support them.

Understanding how attachment works and what happens when it is compromised, is often important in understanding children’s behaviour. Sadly many children and young people who have SEMH have also experienced complex trauma which can also affect their development and their ability to interact effectively. It is important to try to understand their experiences and be familiar with effective ways to support them.

Interested to find out more about this subject? Why not read Melanie’s thought-provoking and informative blog here.

We are frequently asked about how this course and the An introduction to working with children and young people who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH) and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) Masterclass (also presented by Melanie Cross) fit together. The courses are entirely different, but do compliment each other extremely well. They can be considered parallel training courses, meaning that it is not important to attend the courses in any set order.

In acknowledgement of the benefit of attending both courses, we offer a discount to those booking onto this course if the Attachment course has already been attended, or if you are a new applicant considering attending both, a discount can be offered.

Start date Friday 20 November 2020

Time 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location The studio... 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP

Fee £215.00

Discounts available

Can be booked using class passes here.
Student discounts are also available, see individual booking forms for details.

Course presenter: Melanie Cross

Consultant Speech and Language Therapist

Melanie Cross is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist who works with children and young people who have SLCN and SEMH and Looked After Children, she was the lead author of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists clinical guidelines on SEMH for SLTs and she is a Video Interaction Guider and Supervisor.

Why attend this course?

  • You want to know about types of trauma and its potential impact on development
  • You need to understand the relevant neuroscience
  • You want to know practical, evidence based, ways to support children with attachment issues

Who is this course for?

This course is ideally suited to speech and language therapists and teachers.

Course topics

  • The attachment system;
    • how it works,
    • types of attachment and attachment disorders,
    • the impact of attachment style on child development
  • Practical ways to support children with attachment issues
  • Types of trauma and its potential impact on development
  • How we can understand and support children and young people who have experienced complex trauma
  • The relevant neuroscience
  • Opportunities to reflect on current practice and how to develop attachment and trauma informed services
  • Consideration of the potential impact on professionals, of working with those who have experienced attachment difficulties and or complex trauma

Booking

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Please Note: The above booking link will take you to our secure booking system where you can view more details and payment options.