It is now widely understood that children & young people are supported to heal from trauma in relationships with adults that are safe, secure and enduring. Although the focus is often on ‘managing behaviour’ this workshop will focus on exploring why ‘relationship is the intervention’! Informed by the work of Daniel Hughes, Kim Golding, Dan Siegel, Peter Levine, William Steele, Cathy Malchiodi, Louise Porter, Lea Waters and others we will discuss strategies for building relationships with children & young people who have experienced complex trauma.
At the completion of the workshop participants will be able to:
- Describe Daniel Hughes' P.A.C.E (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity & Empathy) model for promoting an attachment-focused parenting approach.
- Use a Guidance Approach, to support children who have experienced complex trauma to learn new behaviours.
- Apply Strengths Based Parenting to build relationships and improve communication skills with children.
- Use a variety of creative therapy tools and sensory experiences to support children to heal from their traumatic experiences.