Kasper is hosting a best practice conference for foster carers, social work professionals, early help and virtual school staff on 20th October 2015.
Expert speakers Alex Hassett, Betsy de Thierry and James McAllister from the Institute for the Recovery from Childhood Trauma (IRCT) will deliver a conference learning programme that explores:
> Understanding the trauma continuum, your role and where you fit - what works for whom?
> Relationships and brain development
> The impact of trauma and neglect on the developing brain
> The difference between therapy and a therapeutic environment
> The role of the school in supporting recovery for traumatised children
> The role of joint working in promoting recovery
Alex Hassett is a Principal Lecturer and Senior Consultant in the Salomons Centre of Applied Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University. Alex offers consultancy to local authorities, the health sector and voluntary organisations around issues related to children and young people’s mental health. He also develops and delivers training to practitioners in the areas of young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health and relationship building.
Betsy de Thierry first qualified as a counselor and primary teacher in 1994 and has worked in these fields since that time. She trains a wide variety of people including psychotherapists, police, teachers and people from different professional disciplines in the children’s workforce. She travels around the globe teaching and training professionals in working with the traumatised. Betsy inspires, encourages, equips and educates the groups who attend her training and the feedback is evident of her success in supporting and helping those who care.
James McAllister is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and works creatively with children who have experienced early developmental trauma (abuse and/or neglect). He promotes the benefits of creative therapies (e.g. art, music, sandplay, clay) where the child can experience repetitive, rewarding relational activities which can heal the traumatised brain.
To register your place at the conference, please visit Eventbrite.
“Our mission is to ensure that recovery from trauma is available to all children”
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