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 €40 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:
A trauma responsive approach to teaching and learning in a pandemic
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Wed 10th February 2021
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Webinar:
A trauma responsive approach to managing anxiety in teaching and learning
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Tues 9th March 2021
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Webinar:
Understanding intergenerational trauma. Breaking the cycle
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Wed 28th April 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
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
2021 Trauma Responsive Return to School Series Webinar 2:
The confrontational child who creates conflict in the classroom
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Tues 8th June 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Introductory Webinar:
What is trauma? How does it show up in class? And how do I manage it?
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Thurs 23rd Sept 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
NEW ADVANCED Webinar: The quiet, withdrawn child
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Thurs 30th Sept 2021
4.00pm - 6.00pm
NEW INTRODUCTORY Webinar: Trauma in the classroom. The basicsContact us if you would like to attend this webinar
Thurs 14th Oct 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
NEW ADVANCED Webinar: A trauma responsive approach to bullyingContact us if you would like to attend this webinar
Tues 16th Nov 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
NEW ADVANCED Webinar: The foster child in school
Tues 7th Dec 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
NEW ADVANCED Webinar: Trauma informed transitions and endings

NEW 2021 WEBINAR SERIES


ADVANCED WEBINAR:

The foster child in school


Tuesday 16th November 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Online via Zoom

Price: €40
FREE or €25 for members (depending on membership level)


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School can be challenging for children in the care system. Often they have moved school several times and may have missed out on important years of their education. Their academic and social skills can be affected. This webinar will look at the issues that children in care face in school, ways to understand the impact of trauma and loss on learning and behaviour and practical ways in which school staff can help. 

This advanced webinar will be more useful to those who have attended an introductory webinar or training course already.

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
Trauma informed transitions and endings

Tuesday 7th December 2021
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Online via Zoom

Price €40
FREE or €25 for members (depending on membership level)  

More information
Transitions, endings and changes can be difficult for all children, but they are particularly challenging for children and young people who have been affected by trauma and/or poor early years attachment. These students may find it difficult to change from one activity to another, from structured time in school to unstructured activities, from one year group to another and of course, from primary to post-primary. They often find the end of term very unsettling and can exhibit distressed behaviour around endings. This webinar will look at transitions and endings through a trauma-informed lens and suggest practical ways in which school staff can help these students to manage all types of transitions. 

This advanced webinar will be more useful to those who have attended an introductory webinar or training course already.

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

ADVANCED WEBINAR:
A trauma responsive approach to bullying


Bullying of all kinds can be difficult for schools to deal with – particularly when trying to work with the student being bullied and the student who is the bully. Bullying can affect individual students and whole groups of students. This webinar will look at a trauma responsive approach to understanding and dealing with bullying, from whole school approaches to working with individual children and young people.

This advanced webinar will be more useful to those who have attended an introductory webinar or training course already.

Online via Zoom

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INTRODUCTORY WEBINAR

Trauma in the classroom: The basics

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.
This longer interactive session is run as a workshop, marrying evidence-based trauma theory with real practical techniques. The aim is to help schools manage this trauma and minimise the impact on staff and students alike.

This is a unique opportunity to see for yourself how Trauma Responsive Education works and get real practical takeaways to bring back to your classroom.

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

Online via Zoom


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WEBINAR:
The quiet, withdrawn child


Are you worried about a quiet, withdrawn student in your class? Often these students get overlooked because so much of our time is taken up by those students who ‘act out’ but trauma affects children and young people in different ways. For some, their response is to withdraw and disengage.

In this webinar we will look at understanding the possible reasons for such behaviour, what types of trauma might have occurred and practical tips for school staff to use to support these students.

This advanced webinar will be more useful to those who have attended an introductory webinar or training course already.

Online via Zoom

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2021 Trauma Responsive Return to School Series


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


Online via Zoom

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2021 Trauma Responsive Return to School Series

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


Online via Zoom


Contact Us if you would like to attend a repeat of this webinar

Webinar
Understanding intergenerational trauma: breaking the cycle

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.

Online via Zoom


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Webinar
A trauma responsive approach to managing anxiety in teaching and learning

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.

Online via Zoom

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

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.

Online via Zoom

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

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 offers 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.

Online via Zoom

Speakers

More information on our speakers
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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