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.

Upcoming Webinars

INTRODUCTORY Webinar:

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

Special introductory price
€15




Tuesday 24th November 2020
4.30pm - 6.00pm 
Online via Zoom 

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. In addition, we will also 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.

Webinar Series 2020 Schedule

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

Date / Time Topic 
Wed 19th August 2020
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Webinar 1:
A trauma responsive return to school: reconnecting with learning and learners
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Mon 7th September 2020
4.30pm - 5.45pm
EXTRA Webinar:
A trauma responsive approach to dealing with parental anxiety on the return to school
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Thurs 10th September 2020
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Webinar 2:
Becoming a trauma responsive school: auditing your practice and developing the trauma informed pathway. Moving from surviving to thriving
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Thurs 15th October 2020
6.00pm - 7.30pm
Introductory Webinar:
What is trauma? How does it show up in class? And how do I manage it?
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Tues 10th November 2020
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Webinar 3:
Developing trauma responsive interventions with students who are struggling: anxious students, withdrawn students, students with challenging behaviour, demotivated students
Tues 24th November 2020
4.30pm - 6.00pm
Introductory Webinar:
What is trauma? How does it show up in class? And how do I manage it?
Tues 8th December 2020
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Webinar 5:
A trauma responsive end of term: understanding and managing difficult endings and transitions, including loss and grief

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
- The withdrawn and disengaged child
- A trauma informed response to bullying
- Understanding intergenerational trauma: breaking the cycle
- Practical applications of neuroscience
*Special introductory prices valid until end of 2020

Previous Webinars

May be repeated in future by request

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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More information
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 will be available for seven days after the event.

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
More information
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 will be available for seven days after the event.

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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