Overview

15 Dec, 20219:00 am-4:15 pm

The Attachment Aware and Trauma Informed Practice Forum brings together professionals who work with children across education, healthcare, and social care to improve outcomes for children and young people who have experienced trauma.

The Attachment Aware and Trauma Informed Practice Forum brings together professionals who work with children across education, healthcare and social care to improve outcomes for children and young people who have experienced trauma. This event will cover effective strategies for assessing need and helping children to self-regulate, best practice for implementing change at an organisational level, and allow you to improve your practice to better support children and young people who have experienced trauma.

This Forum will  provide key insights from academics and leading practitioners on a range of issues including; targeted and collaborative intervention, child self-regulation and the importance of empowering children and young people to tell you how they feel to develop your practice to reflect the needs of children and young people who have experienced trauma.

What to expect:

  • Practical guidance on implementing change at an organisational level
  • Deepen your theoretical understanding of attachment and trauma to better inform your practice
  • Gain a broad overview of different theories of trauma and attachment in order to better meet the needs of individual children
  • Ask your questions and engage with other attendees in face-to-face Q&A sessions and panel discussions

In Addition to the In Person Event: An Additional Interactive Platform and On Demand Sessions

Your ticket also gives you access to our Forum online platform. Here you will be able to connect with attendees, set up virtual meetings before and after the Conference, engage in discussion boards and access exclusive On Demand sessions.

Agenda

  • Live Sessions
  • On Demand
8:45 am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Sheila Redfern
Sheila Redfern
Head of Family Trauma and Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Confirmed
9:45 am
Back in the Room Icebreakers

With live events back, we will be kicking off the Forum with interactive icebreakers.

This session will allow you to get to know colleagues from across the sector and explore your key learning objectives for the day.

Expect lots of interaction and an opportunity to restart your face-to-face networking experience!

10:00 am
Attachment Research Community Keynote: Trauma Informed Practice – A Universal Approach to Benefit All Children
  • Outlining how trauma informed and attachment aware practice helps children to gain the maximum benefit from their educational opportunities
  • Sharing how attachment aware and trauma informed practice can benefit all children, regardless of past experiences
  • Highlighting the impact that the redevelopment of policies and processes, and academic support can have on young people in educational, healthcare and social care settings
Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright
Chair
The Attachment Research Community
Confirmed
10:30 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Different Approaches for Different Children – Understanding the Application of Different Theories to Meet the Unique Needs of Each Child
  • Highlighting how the complexity of different cases means that you should take a flexible approach when considering which interventions will help each individual
  • Sharing best practice for applying different understandings of attachment and trauma on a case-by-case basis
  • Examining how consideration of individual needs improves outcomes more than a focus on a single approach or theory
  • Sharing how to best broaden your understanding of attachment and trauma in order to better support the children and young people that you work with
Matt Woolgar
Matt Woolgar
Consultant Clinical Psychologist - National Adoption & Fostering Service and CYP-Mental Health Training - Parent Training Module Lead & Senior Researcher
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London
Confirmed
Tony Clifford
Tony Clifford
Trustee
Attachment Research Community
Confirmed
Elizabeth Harlow
Elizabeth Harlow
Professor of Social Work
University of Chester
Invited
11:15 am
Networking Break and Refreshments
11:30 am
Case Study: Borough-wide Implementation of Trauma Informed Practice

60 per cent of Islington’s children are in social housing. To tackle this inequality, the Islington council has implemented trauma informed practice across schools and social care services. This session will cover:

  • How training was rolled our for practitioners across the borough
  • How a multi-agency approach to trauma informed practice has been implemented across education, social care, and healthcare
  • The impact of this approach on Children and young people in Islington
Laura Eden
Laura Eden
Director of Safeguarding and Family Support Services
London Borough of Islington
Invited
12:00 pm
The Impact of Targeted and Collaborative Intervention
  • Evaluating the impact of the Attachment Aware Schools Project (AAS) on academic outcomes, sanctions, and exclusions
  • Sharing best practice for using relational-based strategies and interventions to address the needs of children and young people
  • Highlighting the benefits for staff, as well as pupils, of the AAS
Janet Rose
Janet Rose
Principal
Norland College
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Networking Lunch
1:30 pm
Workshop: Implementing Change at an Organisational Level

NPC work as the research partner for Fulfilling Lives Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham and have published a guide for charities on trauma-informed approaches. After ths this workshop, you will:

  • Understand best practice for implementing policies at an organisational level that support trauma informed and attachment aware practice
  • Learn how to assess and improve your own policies and practices
  • Develop your understanding of practical tools and resources that can improve your own policies and practices
Katie Boswell
Katie Boswell
Associate Director Strategy & Leadership
NPC
Confirmed
Ruth Atkinson
Ruth Atkinson
Innovation and Evaluation Lead
Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham
Confirmed
2:00 pm
Interactive Panel Discussion: Working Together to Improve Outcomes – A Multi-Agency Approach to Supporting Children
  • Sharing best practice for co-operation between different services to improve outcomes for children
  • Highlighting the information each service needs in order to best support children and young people who have experienced trauma
  • Discussing how a joined-up approach across services can improve outcomes for children
Leanne Forde-Nassey
Leanne Forde-Nassey
Head Teacher
The Key Education Centre
Confirmed
Professor Claire Cameron
Professor Claire Cameron
Professor of Social Pedagogy
UCL Institute of Education
Invited
Dr Amy Hardy
Dr Amy Hardy
(Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trauma-informed Care Lead and Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
The PICuP Clinic and King's College London
Invited
2:45 pm
Networking Break and Refreshments
3:15 pm
Workshop: Learning Strategies to Help Children and Young People Self-Regulate
  • Learn practical strategies that you can use to help children and young people self-regulate
  • Develop your ability to assess the individual needs of children and young people
  • Understand the theories that underpin the strategies, and how to apply them to the individual needs of each child and young person
Leanne Guillen
Leanne Guillen
Director
Behaviour Matters
Invited
4:00 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Sheila Redfern
Sheila Redfern
Head of Family Trauma and Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Confirmed
4:15 pm
Conference Close

*Programme subject to change

Moving Towards Trauma Informed Policing in Scotland – Understanding Police Officer’s Attitudes and Perceptions
  • Outlining the impact of Resilience documentary screenings on the attitudes and perceptions of police officers
  • Highlighting the need for practical guidance to allow professionals to translate principles into practice
  • Examining the need for certainty around where responsibility for trauma informed practices lies
Karri Gillespie-Smith
Karri Gillespie-Smith
Lecturer in Applied Psychology
University of Ednburgh
Invited
Case Study: Developing Trauma Responsive Practice at North Yorkshire Virtual School
  • Examining the impact of full school training in Developmental Trauma and Emotion Coaching
  • Outlining how schools have developed Relational Behaviour Policies
  • Highlighting the role of the Virtual School in supporting schools to become attachment and trauma aware
Marianne Doonan
Marianne Doonan
Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist
North Yorkshire Virtual School
Confirmed
Dr Clare Stephens
Dr Clare Stephens
Educational Psychologist
Raw Psychology
Confirmed
Assessing Need – Finding Common Definitions to Identify Appropriate Interventions
  • Examining the foundations of attachment research to deepen your understanding of the reasons behind interventions
  • Highlighting the frequency of problems of mistaken identity between technical and ordinary language in the case of attachment
  • Discussing the need for common definitions in avoid misunderstandings between researchers, practitioners, guardians, and young people
Robbie Duschinsky
Robbie Duschinsky
Head of the Applied Social Science Group – Primary Care Unit
University of Cambridge
Invited
Case Study: Learning How Best to Empower Children to Tell You How They Feel
  • Outlining the work done by the In Care, In School programme to empower children in care and care leavers by education professionals who work with them
  • Highlighting the resources used during the programme to train school staff
  • Examining the impact of the In Care, In School programme on children in care and care leavers
Richard Parker
Richard Parker
Trustee, The Attachment Research Community
Director of the Centre for Education Policy in Practice, Bath Spa University
Confirmed

Audience

This Forum is designed for professionals who work with children across the education, healthcare, and social care sector. Typical job titles will include:

  • Heads of Service for LAC
  • Virtual Head Teachers
  • Social Workers
  • Consultant Paediatricians & Paediatric Nurses
  • Heads of Child Services
  • Designated Teachers
  • Pastoral Leads
  • Child Protection Officers
  • Heads of Safeguarding

Pricing

  • Public Sector
    395+ VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Large - £1Million+ Annual Income)
    325+ VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Small- Under £1Million Annual Income)
    275+ VAT
  • Private Sector
    595+ VAT