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 2022 Schedule


Price €40 per webinar
Free or discounted price for members (depending on membership level)

Date / Time Topic 
Wed 26th January 2022
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Introductory Webinar:
Trauma in the classroom. The basics
Please contact us if you would like to attend a repeat of this webinar
Thurs 17th February 2022
4.00pm - 5.30pm
NEW ADVANCED
Intergenerational trauma mini-series Webinar 1: Understanding the impact in schools

With special guest speaker Damien McNally
Please contact us if you would like to attend a repeat of this webinar
Thurs 3rd March 2022
4.00pm - 5.30pm
NEW ADVANCED
Intergenerational trauma mini-series Webinar 2: The experience of school for Traveller children & their families

With special guest speaker Anne Marie Quilligan
This webinar has been postponed until further notice - please contact us if you would like to attend in future
Thurs 24th March 2022
4.00pm - 5.30pm
NEW ADVANCED
Intergenerational trauma mini-series Webinar 3: Working with parents & traumatised Communities

With special guest speaker Regina O'Sullivan
Please contact us if you would like to attend a repeat of this webinar
Wed 30th March 2022
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Introductory Webinar:
Trauma in the classroom. The basics
Thurs 7th April
4.00pm - 5.30pm
NEW ADVANCED
Intergenerational trauma mini-series Webinar 4: Separation and loss

With special guest speaker Damien McNally


Webinars from the intergenerational trauma mini-series may be booked as single standalone webinars.
Or please contact us for a discount if you wish to attend all four webinars


NEW 2022 WEBINAR SERIES

INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA WEBINAR MINI-SERIES

A series of four webinars on intergenerational trauma

Price €40 per webinar   |   €150 for all 4 webinars in mini-series
Group discounts available   |   FREE or €25 for members (depending on membership level)

Webinar 4: Separation and Loss
With special guest speaker Damien McNally, Associate Lecturer at the Wave Trauma Centre in Northern Ireland, and Queens University Belfast


More information coming soon

We are priveleged to announce special guest speaker Damien McNally. Damien works in the field of reconciliation with the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council and is also an Associate Lecturer with Wave Trauma Centre, teaching on the areas of complex grief and trauma. Damien's interest in the area is as a result of losing his father in childhood as a result of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Thursday 7th April 2022
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Online via Zoom

Or if you are a member, please contact us for your free pass

Note: This advanced webinar mini-series is best suited to educators who already have a good grounding in the basics of trauma theory or who have attended previous training with us

INTRODUCTORY WEBINAR

Trauma in the classroom: The basics

Price €40   |   Group discounts available   |   FREE for members
Wednesday 30th March 2022
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Online via Zoom
Or if you are a member, please contact us for your free pass
More information
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 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

INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA WEBINAR MINI-SERIES

Webinar 2: The experience of school for Traveller children and their families
With special guest speaker Anne Marie Quilligan, Social Care Practitioner with the Tipperary Rural Traveller Project, Board member of Bedford Row Family Project, and Researcher with a special interest in the impact of imprisonment on Traveller mothers and their children
This webinar will look at the difficulties Traveller children and their families have at school through the trauma-informed lens and in particular the impact of trauma passed through generations. There will be an overview of the type of trauma Travellers may have experienced to give school staff a different perspective and insight into what is going on, particularly with behaviour and emotional blocks to learning. It will also involve looking at our own unconscious bias and perceived wisdom which underpins some of the things that happen in school - which can re-trigger trauma and often in fact involve shaming processes.
We are delighted to announce
special guest speaker Anne Marie Quilligan. Anne Marie is a graduate of the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) with a BA (Hons) in Social Care Work and an award for overall excellence in legal studies.

As a Social Care practitioner, she has worked with young adults transitioning from residential living to independent living via Rehab Care. She currently works as a Community Development Worker with the Tipperary Rural Traveller Project and is on the board of management of the Bedford Row Family Project, which supports individuals and families impacted by imprisonment.

In addition, as a peer researcher in the Social Work and Research Practice (SWARP) she helps to explore the impact of imprisonment on Traveller mothers and their children, including how the mother-child relationship is accommodated and supported during incarceration. 

Anne Marie is a member of the Traveller history and culture expert assessment group for the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), which is currently reviewing the place of Traveller culture and history in the existing curriculum, from early childhood to senior cycle.
 
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NEW DATE TBC

Online via Zoom
Or if you are a member, please contact us for your free pass

Note: This advanced webinar mini-series is best suited to educators who already have a good grounding in the basics of trauma theory or who have attended previous training with us

Previous Webinars

May be repeated in future by request

INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA WEBINAR MINI-SERIES

Webinar 1: Understanding the impact of intergenerational trauma in schools
With special guest speaker Damien McNally, Associate Lecturer at the Wave Trauma Centre in Northern Ireland, and Queens University Belfast
In this series of webinars we use the umbrella term 'intergenerational trauma' because we think it is something very relevant in our context in Ireland. The first webinar in this series will cover the basics of intergenerational trauma - what it is and how it can show up in schools. 

We are priveleged to announce special guest speaker Damien McNally.  Damien works in the field of reconciliation with the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council and is also an Associate Lecturer with Wave Trauma Centre, teaching on the areas of complex grief and trauma. Damien's interest in the area is as a result of losing his father in childhood as a result of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. 

Damien will share his own story of transgenerational trauma with us and his experience of school. We will also reflect on how transgenerational trauma might look in school and what teaching staff can do to support these pupils.

Thursday 17th February 2022
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Online via Zoom

Contact Us if you would like to attend a repeat of this webinar
Webinar 3: Working with parents and traumatised communities

With special guest speaker, Regina O'Sullivan, primary school leadership expert, educational disadvantage and child voice advocate, and member of the leadership support team at the IPPN

This webinar will look at the communciations and relationships between school staff and parents, some of whom often come from traumatised communities themselves. Practical strategies to help improve communication between schools and their communities will be explored so that more children and young people can remain engaged in education.

We are really excited to announce special guest speaker Regina O'Sullivan. Regina is a recently retired primary school principal with 39 years of experience working in the primary setting, with particular knowledge of educational disadvantage. 

She has a keen interest in the partnership between parents and schools, particularly the empowerment of parents in the DEIS context. Regina has long been an advocate for inclusive practices in schools and for pupil voice and welfare.

Regina currently serves on the leadership support team of the IPPN and has been actively involved in supporting schools towards well-managed amalgamations
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Thursday 24th March 2022
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Online via Zoom

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

ADVANCED Webinar
Trauma informed transitions and endings

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.

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


ADVANCED WEBINAR:

The foster child in school

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.

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



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.

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

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.

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



2021 Trauma Responsive Return to School Series


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



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2021 Trauma Responsive Return to School Series

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



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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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