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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

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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. This course covers things we can all do and touches on specialist interventions

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 Fundamentals of working with children and young people who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH) and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)(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 Tuesday 22 February 2022

Further date/s Tuesday 1st March 2022

Time 9:30am - 1:00pm

Location Online

Fee £99.00-£120.00

Discounts available

Student and SaLT returners to work £50

Course presenter: Melanie Cross

Speech and Language Therapist

Melanie Cross is a speech and language therapist (SaLT) who worked with Looked After Children for many years.  Her work has focussed on developing speech and language therapy services for children and young people with Social Emotional and Mental health needs (SEMH). This has resulted in publications including Branagan A, Cross M & Parsons S (2020) ‘Language for Behaviour and Emotions’ http://thinkingtalking.co.uk/lfbe/. Melanie has also worked with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) to help develop their clinical guidelines on Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) for SaLTs and the RCSLTs forthcoming learning journey for practitioners working with children and young people who experience SEMH & Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). She is also a freelance clinical supervisor, trainer, consultant and 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

  • Attachment, how it develops, what can impair it and types of attachment
  • The Impact of attachment style on child development, attachment disorders, impact on language and communication, & adult attachment styles
  • Trauma; single event and complex, the impact of trauma
  • Interventions-what works for both and what we can all do
  • Evidence based specialist attachment and trauma interventions
  • There will also be
  • Opportunities to reflect
  • Consideration of the potential impact of this work on you

What people are saying about this course

“Really inspiring and thought-provoking training. Helped to put professional and personal experiences into context. Lots of things to take back to my team and disseminate more widely. Thank you!”

“Thank you – I have learned so much!”

“Implementing/suggesting new approaches is often met with resistance, but this training has given me the evidence base and knowledge to attempt it and be confident. “

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.