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The impact of childhood trauma on parenting 21st November 0930-1230 Didcot Civic Hall

Date: Friday, 14th Oct 2022 | Category: General

This workshop will look at the impact early-life traumatic experiences can have on a parent’s capacity to meet the needs of their children. It will also consider how unresolved loss and trauma can have specific implications, and present particular challenges, for practitioners and the families they support.

Findings from local child safeguarding practice reviews has highlighted this theme for us. We know we need to consider it in everything we do when working with parents who have experienced trauma from our conversations with them, to working alongside them to completing necessary assessments to identify need. 

Learning Objectives: by the end of the day it is envisaged that delegates will:

  • Understand the impact that trauma has on parenting
  • Consider how to manage conversations with parents who have experienced trauma
  • Have techniques for supporting parents who have experienced trauma to help them develop their parenting skills

Trainer: Lisa Cherry

Lisa Cherry is an author, researcher trainer and consultant, specialising in assisting schools, services and systems to create change that supports working with the legacy of trauma. Lisa has been working in Education and Children’s Services for over 30 years and combines academic knowledge and research with professional skills and personal experience.

Lisa’s MA research looked at the impact on education and employment for care experienced adults who experienced school exclusion as children in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Currently, Lisa is undertaking DPhil research at The University of Oxford in the Department of Education, asking the research question “How do care-experienced adults who have been excluded from school understand those experiences of being in care and school exclusion in relation to belonging?”

Lisa is the author of the hugely successful book ‘Conversations that make a difference for Children and Young People’ and ‘The Brightness of Stars’ 3rd Edition published in June 2022.

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