Trauma Webinar Series

trauma responsive education

Trauma Webinar Series

Our series of webinars focus on supporting schools in developing a trauma responsive approach. They offer practical tips for educators on how they can deal with trauma amongst their students and respond effectively to enable positive educational outcomes for children. An essential part of this work is creating environments where children are not re-traumatised, whilst also supporting all teaching staff so that they are not affected by the trauma themselves.

Webinar Series 2021 Schedule

Price €35 per webinar*
Free or discounted price for members (depending on membership level)

Date / Time Topic 
Wed 3rd February 2021
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Introductory Webinar 1:
A trauma responsive approach to teaching and learning in a pandemic
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Wed 10th February 2021
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Webinar 2:
A trauma responsive approach to managing anxiety in teaching and learning
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Tues 9th March 2021
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Webinar 3:
Understanding intergenerational trauma. Breaking the cycle
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Wed 28th April 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
NEW 2021 Trauma Responsive Return to School Series Webinar 1:
The hyperactive pupil who finds it difficult to settle to learn
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Wed 5th May 2021
7.00pm - 8.30pm
NEW 2021 Trauma Responsive Return to School Series Webinar 2:
The confrontational child who creates conflict in the classroom
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Tues 18th May 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
NEW 2021 Trauma Responsive Return to School Series Webinar 3:
The withdrawn disengaged pupil who is hard to reach
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Tues 8th June 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
FREE Introductory Webinar 1:
What is trauma? How does it show up in class? And how do I manage it?
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Other Webinar Topics coming up in 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

- Becoming a trauma responsive school: evaluating progress
- The foster child and adopted child in school
- A trauma informed response to bullying
- Practical applications of neuroscience
*Special introductory prices valid until end of June 2021

Upcoming Webinars

FREE INTRODUCTORY Webinar:

What is trauma? How does it show up in class? And how do I manage it?

Tuesday 8th June 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Online via Zoom

FREE OF CHARGE

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This introductory session introduces the topic of trauma in the classroom and explains the different types of trauma that children may have experienced or may still be experiencing. We also delve into the collective trauma that everyone has experienced as a result of the pandemic and how this may show up in the classroom. In addition, we will provide some practical techniques to help schools manage this trauma and minimise the impact on staff and students alike. 
At the end of the webinar there will be a short interactive presentation on Trauma Responsive Education.

Note: This webinar is best suited to educators who are new to trauma theory and its practical application in the classroom

NEW Webinar Series:

The Trauma Responsive Return to School Series

In the return to school, many children and young people may find it difficult to settle to learn due to the ongoing pandemic. This series of webinars looks at the impact of trauma on a child's learning and behaviour through specific case studies


Webinar 3: The withdrawn or disengaged child who is hard to reach




Date TBC
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Online via Zoom

Price: €35
FREE or €25 for members (depending on membership level)



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More details on the content to follow

If you are unable to attend at the time above, a recording can be made available for seven days after the event by prior arrangement



2021 Trauma Responsive Return to School Series

Webinar 1:
The Hyperactive Child who finds it difficult to settle to learn




Wednesday 28th April 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Online via Zoom

Price: €35
FREE or €25 for members (depending on membership level)


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More information
More details on the content to follow

If you are unable to attend at the time above, a recording can be made available for seven days after the event by prior arrangement

2021 Trauma Responsive Return to School Series

Webinar 2: The confrontational child who creates conflict in the classroom




Wednesday 5th April 2021
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Online via Zoom


Price: €35
FREE or €25 for members (depending on membership level)

Contact Us if you would like to attend a repeat of this webinar
More information
More details on the content to follow

If you are unable to attend at the time above, a recording can be made available for seven days after the event by prior arrangement

Previous Webinars

May be repeated in future by request

2021 Webinar 3:

Understanding intergenerational trauma: breaking the cycle




Tuesday 9th March 2021
7.00pm - 8.00pm 
Online via Zoom


Price: €35
FREE or €25 for members (depending on membership level)

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Intergenerational trauma is a psychological term used to describe the transfer of trauma from one generation to the next. A classic example would be substance abuse that causes a cycle of addiction and anxiety to persist in families. In this webinar we explore the effects of intergenerational trauma and how this type of trauma might show up in our education systems - not just amongst students but also amongst the teaching staff themselves. We will talk about the latest research on breaking these negative cycles and how these can be applied in schools.

If you are unable to attend at the time above, a recording can be made available for seven days after the event by prior arrangement

2021 Webinar 2:

A trauma responsive approach to managing anxiety in teaching and learning



Wednesday 10th February 2021
4.30pm - 5.30pm 
Online via Zoom

Price: €35
FREE or €25 for members (depending on membership level)

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The uncertainty and changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic are fuelling much anxiety amongst teaching staff. Juggling remote teaching with other committments is particularly draining. And worry about the safety of new routines and fear of spreading the virus may cause many staff members to be anxious about returning to school again. Schools may face challenges from parents at a time when they are having to put plans in place with minimal experience of their effectiveness and ever changing plans. This webinar for school staff will look at ways of understanding and working with these anxieties and dealing with any possible conflicts arising from misunderstandings and fear. 
 
If you are unable to attend at the time above, a recording can be made available for seven days after the event by prior arrangement

NEW Special back-to-school webinar

A trauma responsive approach to dealing with parental anxiety on the return to school

Monday 7th September 2020
4.30pm - 5.45pm
Online via Zoom

Price €25
FREE for members  


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At any time, the start of a new school term can be stressful for some parents and children but that has been made worse this year with the uncertainty and changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Worries about the safety of new routines and fear of spreading the virus may cause many parents to be anxious about their children returning to school. Schools may face challenges from parents at a time when they are having to put plans in place without any experience of their effectiveness.
This webinar for school staff will look at ways of understanding and working with these anxieties and dealing with any possible conflicts arising from misunderstandings and fear.

Topics covered will include :

- Understanding anxiety and fear through the trauma lens – what is happening in our brains and how does this affect our behaviour?
- Managing communication methods
- Effective use of language to de-escalate conflict and manage highly charged emotions
- Building collaborative, strengths based links between home and school

At the end of the webinar there will be a short interactive presentation on Trauma Responsive Education.


If you are unable to attend at the time above, a recording can be made available for seven days after the event by prior arrangement

Webinar 2:

Becoming a trauma responsive school: auditing your practice and developing the trauma informed pathway. Moving from surviving to thriving

Thursday 10th September 2020
4.30pm-6.30pm
Online via Zoom
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We have all now been affected by the community trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic but there have always been students in our schools affected by traumatic events. These students often appear as challenging, withdrawn or disengaged from learning. Despite the best efforts of staff, these students find it impossible to settle to learn. But we also know that that schools already have approaches and interventions which provide support and help to these students.

This webinar will offer a trauma informed framework for schools and staff to audit their current practice, to identify what they are doing well and where further support and training is needed.

Topics covered will include :
- Definition of a trauma responsive school : the difference between trauma informed and trauma responsive
- Areas to review in an audit : policies and procedures, classroom strategies, collaboration with outside agencies, links with community, family partnerships, creating safety through relationships and communication
- Real examples of trauma responsive practice on a whole school and classroom level
- Developing action plans and sharing ideas for moving forward.  

If you are unable to attend at the time above, a recording can be made available for seven days after the event by prior arrangement

ADVANCED Webinar
A trauma responsive end of term: Understanding and managing difficult endings and transitions, including loss and grief

Monday 7th December 2020
4.30pm - 5.45pm
Online via Zoom

Price €35
FREE or €25 for members (depending on membership level)  


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This webinar will look at the ways in which trauma can affect how we deal with endings and transitions in school . Children who have had sudden losses, changes or upheavals in their lives, often with no explanations or warnings, can find the end of term difficult to manage and have huge feelings of anxiety around it. This can show up in different ways, such as challenging behaviour, non-attendance, forgetfulness, hyperactivity, avoidance of work or withdrawal from activities. In the current context of the pandemic these feelings of anxiety and uncertainty may affect even more children and adults in school. The end of term offers an opportunity to offer a good model of endings and give children a chance to process their feelings in a helpful way.

This webinar will be more useful to those who already have a good grounding in trauma theory.

Topics covered will include:

- Why some children find transitions difficult
- Recognising and understanding our own feelings around endings and transitions
- How anxiety around endings and transitions shows up in school
- Classroom planning for endings and transitions
- Giving opportunities to process difficult feelings
- The importance of the creative arts
- Establishing and maintaining rituals

If you are unable to attend at the time above, a recording can be made available for seven days after the event by prior arrangement.

Speakers

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Marie Delaney
Co-Founder
Marie is a teacher, educational psychotherapist, trainer and writer. Her teachings have inspired a generation of teachers to think outside the box and to challenge their thinking on managing behaviour. She equips teachers with practical strategies to engage all students and does it all with a sense of humour.

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Lisa McSherry
Co-Founder
Lisa is an experienced researcher, endlessly curious, and leaves no stone unturned in her insistence on getting to the root of an issue. She has a keen interest in trauma and is fascinated by the latest trends in neuroscience and how this fits in with trauma-informed and trauma-responsive education.

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