Training for primary teachers: promoting resilience in young people
Tuesday 21st February 10:00am - 2:00pm
A course on techniques to help children and others cope with challenges and conflicts in their lives.
Ideal for professionals working with children at primary age, this course has been adapted for the UK from the Danish ‘Robusthed’ intervention and is designed to teach strategies and techniques for resilience building to those who are working with children and young people.
The main aim of the programme is improved wellbeing for children and young people, measured by academic results.
Other benefits include:-
- improved school attendance
- less disruptive behaviour
- improved relationships between schools and parents
- less sick leave amongst school staff.
In addition, the programme is useful with children and young people who present with self harming behaviours.
The course will enable you to:-
- confidently use resilience tools, story-telling, games and creative narratives.
- take away inspirational ideas about the brain and how we can train our brains to notice the responses we have to difficult situations.
- develop news ways of thinking about feelings and thoughts.
- gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others.
The course will be led by Gill Allen, who is a clinical specialist working in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and as a trainer for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. She has worked in CAMHS for over 25 years and is trained as an Occupational Therapist and Drama Therapist. She has worked in Education for over 17 years. Alongside her colleagues from The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, she is developing the Robust-ED resilience programme in the UK.
If you’d like further information about the course content, contact Gill at Gill.Allen@slam.nhs.uk
The course fee includes a light lunch and refreshments during the day.