The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on children, parents and schools. We know that for some children and families this time has brought new or additional trauma and that it will continue to mean challenges for all involved.
Adenydd is a local charity that aims to help schools to understand and support children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences. Children with developmental trauma often have great difficulty regulating themselves - both their emotions and their behaviour - and present schools with huge challenges in terms of supporting them effectively. We are increasingly understanding the importance of the sensory system in regulation and how this can help children in classrooms to engage in their learning.
Our training will be run as two 3-hour sessions online via Zoom; please see below for a flyer and booking form. The training will develop knowledge and understanding of sensory regulation as well as providing practical activities and resources. The day will be based on our experience of what has been effective when working with small groups of children in local schools. We will introduce you to The Scared Gang and show you how you can use these children’s books in your school/service.
On our training we spend a great deal of time looking at self care. We hope that you will be able to use some of the approaches and ideas we talk about in order to ensure that you have the resources to support staff and pupils during this time. Again, if we can help staff teams by delivering sessions on wellbeing, please contact us.
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