Trauma Based Behaviour

Trauma Based Behaviour

Strategies for Change

Trauma Based Behaviour
Dr Emma Woodward

Please note the date has changed from what was previously advertised

Professionals working in, and in partnership with schools will be familiar with the complex demands created by children and young people with challenging behaviours. Within this group there is a subset of students who present as particularly complex.  Many of these young people have experienced a number of traumatic Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and as a result present with much higher (and different) demands than ‘typical’ behavioural support cases.  These young people are often mis-diagnosed with a range of behavioural conditions, that while well intentioned, can prove to be unhelpful in supporting them to heal from their experiences, meaning traditional management strategies utilised by helpers, educators and carers aren’t always effective. Traumatised young people are less likely to respond to traditional behavioural approaches and counselling skills as they often haven’t had the support and experience to be able to understand their emotions and self-regulate.

This practically focused seminar will explore the reasons why young people who have experienced trauma and disrupted attachment behave the way they do at school and explore a range of evidence based practical interventions and strategies that can be effective in facilitating positive change.

Some of the specific areas Emma will discuss include:

  • The different types of trauma and how they commonly present (including how ACEs with insecure attachment can develop trauma).
  • Understanding the neurological differences of young people who have suffered from trauma and the implications for their behaviour.
  • Exploring how to support Attachment Trauma recovery in your dealings with children, whatever your professional role and the importance of focusing on their intention rather than the behaviour.
  • Opening a 'Trauma informed toolbox' full of practical strategies and skills. How to practically utilise them in your work with traumatised children, including techniques for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with traumatised kids.

Dr Emma Woodward is a Child, Educational and Community Psychologist. She completed her Doctorate in Child, Community and Educational Psychology at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and an undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex. Now based in Auckland,  Emma established the "Child Psychology Service” (a national child psychology practice network). She has previously presented the popular “Dealing with Big Feelings” seminar with Compass Seminars and is a sought-after presenter on a range of child and youth wellbeing topics. Emma presents with an energy and clarity that ensure this is a workshop not to be missed for all education based professionals and other support professionals.

100 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland

By car 

  • We are located at 100 Ascot Avenue, Remuera (Auckland) 

  • If travelling from the motorway use the Greenlane exit

  • Enter the grounds through Gate 3 on Ascot Avenue 

  • Once through Gate 3, you'll drive along the Avenue of Palms into the main carpark which runs adjacent to the Southern Motorway

  • Parking is free for Ellerslie Event Centre guests (otherwise it is pay & display)

  • Please note there is NO VEHICULAR THROUGH ROAD from Mitchelson Street (Gate 5). Access through Gate 5 is for pedestrians only

The location of our room will be signposted from the lobby. 

Date: Wednesday 11th May 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Venue: Ellerslie Event Centre
Address: 100 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland
Lunch & Tea Break Catering
Workshop Notes Provided
Certificate Provided
Bookshop at Seminar
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $255.00 incl GST
  • Ex Tax: $221.74

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