Trauma Informed Conversations for Trauma Affected Communities

Trauma Informed Conversations for Trauma Affected Communities

1. Help me make sense of the world – understanding the impact of trauma on brain development.

2. Using visual metaphors to respond to stress and trauma.

Building Trauma Sensitive Schools

You will find here a useful booklet that has been released by the National Centre on Safe and Supported Learning Environments in the United States.

It will give you a good framework and guidelines to plan your trauma informed approach. It is offered without prejudice and with full recognition of the originator.

USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES

School reopening: 9 wellbeing issues to consider Educational psychologist Emma Martin offers a checklist of the fundamental wellbeing issues that returning to school will bring to the fore.

https://www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-school-reopening-1-june-issues-questions-considerations-wellbeing-staff-pupils


Barry Carpenter links on the concept of planning for a Recovery Curriculum


https://www.ssatuk.co.uk/blog/a-recovery-curriculum-loss-and-life-for-our-children-and-schools-post-pandemic/


https://www.evidenceforlearning.net/recoverycurriculum/#mentalhealth


Karen Triesman’s – (Trauma Expert) website and resources for work with young people

http://www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk/about-us/


Health and social services links to their material on Adverse Childhood experiences

https://www.safeguardingni.org/aces/publications-and-helpful-resources


Links for resources on working with young people whilst being informed on mental health.

https://www.annafreud.org/mental-health-professionals/anna-freud-learning-network/childhood-adversity-and-trauma/network-voices/watch-nspccs-brain-builder/


https://blissfulkids.com/mindfulness-and-the-brain-how-to-explain-it-to-children/

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/getting-started/how-to-start-a-conversation-with-children-about-mental-health