FACE TO FACE
Training

N.B – Below are examples of the face to face training we offer to organisations.

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ONE DAY

Tentacles of Trauma (Effects of Trauma) 

 


This course will help participants to understand why children with a history of trauma and neglect behave in the way they do. They will gain a further understanding of how historical trauma is recreated in the present. The trainer will give insight into the internal survival world of such children. We will explore how Developmental Trauma Disorder is at the root of all challenging behaviours. We will discuss depersonalise behaviours. We will end with linking behaviour to unmet needs and early life experiences.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.
 

Therapeutic Parenting in Real Life

This course aims to share information regarding the complex behaviours of children we care for. All attendees to be given the tools to implement P.A.C.E. and will get practical real-life strategies. This course will help solve complex relationship issues between parents and supporting professionals which often arise when caring for children with Developmental Trauma. Improves communication, empathy, and understanding.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered Trauma and supporting professionals. 
 

Understanding and Managing Triggers

This course will look at the importance of understanding and managing triggers in both ourselves and the children we care for. 
This course will:
• Identify what triggers are and how they are grouped into universal and personal
• Identify what causes them and their impacts on us and others
• The physical reasons for them and how that impacts on our responses
• Speaking reactively vs empathically
• Identify what are conflict triggers universal / personal
• Identify our personal triggers and their impacts
• How to identify triggers in others and the possible physical impacts of these
• How to maintain emotional equilibrium to minimize escalation
• Give practical strategies to manage both our own and others triggers Therapeutically
• Give empathic strategies to manage repair and reconciliation to improve the situation moving forward
• Highlight sources of support available 

Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.

Managing Feelings (for Parents) 

 

This course assists parents to identify compassion fatigue and to acknowledge their own feelings and responses to children with Developmental Trauma. ‘Inspire’ believe that this is a fundamental keystone to being able to implement any subsequent strategy effectively. This course will give a deeper understanding of Secondary Trauma, self-recognition, and an ability to take action in the future to avoid compassion fatigue.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered Trauma.

Managing Feelings (for Professionals) 

This course helps supporting professionals who are working with parents that are caring for Traumatised children to identify and manage compassion fatigue. The trainers will support professionals to identify and reject the usual ‘blame and withdraw’ model’, where there is actual or likely disruption, allowing them to work intensively alongside the parents, engaging in the ‘Therapeutic Parenting’ model. (T.R.U.E)®.


Who is this for – Supporting Professionals
 

Understanding and Managing Food Related Issues in Traumatised Children


This course will help all parents to understand food related issues, including identifying different types of eating disorders. We will look at the causes of food related issues and provide strategies to help manage food related issues and eating disorders.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and Supporting Professionals.
 

 

Managing Siblings


This course will enable all attendees to develop knowledge and understanding of the behaviours exhibited by siblings who experience Trauma. This course will help to manage complex sibling relationships and behaviours using Therapeutic Parenting strategies. The trainer will increase the attendee's understanding of the impact of Developmental Trauma Disorder upon siblings. The course will explore in more detail Trauma Bonds and how to manage these. The trainer will empower and equip attendees to consciously respond to the children’s historical trauma dynamics / established roles and how these are being communicated via behaviours. Finally, we aim to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining sibling relationships into adulthood.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and Supporting Professionals.
 

Understanding and Managing Shame and Shame Based     Behaviours 

To help attendees to understand why children with a history of Trauma and neglect behave in the way they do. The trainer will help attendees to understand the developmental process of shame. The course will give insight into the internal survival world of such children. We will explore how toxic shame is at the root of most challenging behaviour. The trainer will help attendees to depersonalise behaviours. Finally, this course will help attendees to recognise the importance of relationship repair.

Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.
 

 

Introduction to De-escalation

In this course we will explore why children might be violent, thereby developing a greater understanding of extreme behaviours.
We will introduce early interventions and de-escalation strategies.
We will introduce practical strategies to keep the child safe and to avoid conflict.
Finally, we will investigate the impact of violent behaviour from the child on the parents, exploring the importance of self-care.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.
 

 

Strategies to Manage Behaviour in Adolescents 

 

A course for parents and supporting professionals who are looking after teenagers with Developmental Trauma. We will explore how Developmental Trauma displays and apply some of the behaviour management strategies. We will assist participants to begin to look at the differences between re-parenting younger children and the challenges they face as their child gets older. Explanations are given about the changing brain and how this is an excellent time to improve outcomes.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.
 

Meeting Unmet Developmental Needs in Older Children

This course will equip attendees with the skills and knowledge to begin to meet unmet developmental needs in older children with Developmental Trauma. We will focus on practical ways/strategies to begin to meet those needs and applying them. The trainer will provide attendees with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to respond to the emotional age of the child no matter what the chronological age might be.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.
 

 

Understanding the Teenage Brain 

We will give a clear understanding of the development of the teenage brain.

The trainer will assist the participants to recognise how the teenage brain impacts things like poor organisation and impulse control. As a group, we will review challenges for the Traumatised teen and their families.
This course will provide the participants with opportunities to discuss and develop strategies.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.
 

Through our eyes – A men’s perspective

This course will identify generational gender stereotypes and preconceptions. We will explore traditional gender roles and how they are changing, and how do these factors impact on relationships and support networks. We will look at what are the expectations/demands placed on each parent.

We will discuss how we deal with parental issues – denial, blame, and communication breakdown. This course will help us all to move past the stereotypes and preconceptions and give a greater understanding of the differences in physiological and emotional responses. We will identify positive communication methods and techniques and how to agree roles to enable consistency and develop a shared understanding. We will also look at how to build trust through shared/individual time with the children to increase attunement. Finally, we will share suggestions for self-care and the importance of being able to offload frustrations.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.
 

Understanding the Teenage Brain 

We will give a clear understanding of the development of the teenage brain.

The trainer will assist the participants to recognise how the teenage brain impacts things like poor organisation and impulse control. As a group we will review challenges for the Traumatised teen and their families.
This course will provide the participants with opportunities to discuss and develop strategies.


Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.
 

 
TWO DAY

Strategies to Manage Behaviour 

This course will equip parents and supporting professionals with the skills and knowledge to begin to work Therapeutically with children with Developmental Trauma. It will enable participants to apply practical behaviour management strategies. We will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to avoid feeling dis-empowered and therefore lessen the impact of compassion fatigue.

This course is best delivered following straight on from the ‘Managing Feelings’ course, however not mandatory. The trainers assist participants to relate the training to real life events and problems and to implement strategies which have proved effective.

Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.

Therapeutically De-escalating Violence

The course will enable you to have the knowledge, skills, and strategies to apply Therapeutic Parenting methods for dealing with child on parent violence.

This course will:

  • Not cause or unnecessarily escalate conflict

  • Confidently deal with verbal abuse

  • Engage in difficult conversations

  • Effectively de-escalate conflict

  • Persuade others to co-operate

  • Stay safe in crisis situations

  • Know what to do when words alone fail

  • End an interaction in a better place than where it started

  • Remain professional no matter where an interaction ends up

 

Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.

Managing Violent Behaviour - in Children and Adolescents

This is a groundbreaking, approved course for which we have contracted Gerard O’Dea from Dynamis Training & Insight who is an excellent, highly skilled trainer whose ethos and values merge closely with Therapeutic Parenting.

Inspire Training Group will deliver the first day which will be focused around de-escalation strategies and avoiding conflict. Day two will be delivered by Gerard O’Dea and will focus on practical training conflict management for those times when contact is unavoidable due to high risk actions and danger to others.

Course Aims:

To offer those who are parenting children who sometimes display violence which could result in harm to themselves or others. A law - and guidance - based decision-making framework, along with specific last-resort physical control options (and their working principles), which would allow them to create physical and emotional safety in situations where otherwise a child or parent would be more significantly harmed or injured.

Learning Outcomes:

• Understand why children might be violent.

• To assist parents in de-escalating aggressive behaviours.

• To put in place practical strategies to keep the child safe and to avoid conflict.

• Describe how self-awareness, non-escalation and de-escalation are primary responses to a child who is being violent.

• Explain the status of physical force, as a last resort, in the context of parenting a child who is being violent.

• Use a decision-making framework, based on duty of care concepts, for how to respond to a child who is being violent.

• Understand the core legal principles of Reasonable Force and how they relate to e.g. Fostering Regulations Guidance.

• Recognise 'survival' strategies for keeping themselves safe if they need to respond to a child who is being violent.

• Recognise 'holding' strategies for control of a child if they need to respond to a child who is being violent.

• Explain the role of Disengagement and Containment strategies in response to violence, particularly when alone.

• Describe the risks of physical intervention including those of Restraint-Related Sudden Death, which should be avoided.

Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.

 
 
 
SEMINARS

Healing Children Through Therapeutic Parenting

Hear how mother and adoptive daughter beat all the odds!

Sarah Naish and Rosie Jefferies share their experiences of dealing with behaviours related to early life Trauma.

• Parallel stories

• Why do our children DO the things they do?

• Differences between ‘standard parenting’ and ‘Therapeutic Parenting’.

• Alternative, effective strategies

• Additional behavioural challenges faced by Therapeutic Parents

• Avoiding blame

• Key role of supporting professionals

• Staying connected

 

Full conference day 10am – 4pm*. Minimum of 50 attendees. *Timings can be adjusted is required.

Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.

Interrupting Trauma

Sarah Naish and Sarah Dillon have created an amazing conference with all their 'Interrupting and Integrating Trauma methods.

On the day, as well as their tried and tested practical strategies for every situation, they will also help you to use Trauma interruption methods such as ‘The Havening Touch’ to see immediate and dramatic effects around Trauma-based behaviours and fear.

All methods work and have already been used on parents with amazing results.

 

Full conference day 10am – 4pm*. Maximum of 40 attendees.

*Timings can be adjusted is required.

Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.

The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Sarah Naish’s first-hand experiences of parenting 5 children with Developmental Trauma.

This seminar will guide parents and professionals in their Therapeutic Parenting journey and help them to…

  • Overcome challenges.

  • Understand how Trauma affects their children every day.

  • Rediscover empathy.

  • Learn a step by step process to walk you through even the most difficult situations.

  • Know why our children do the things they do!

  • Understand and apply The P.A.R.E.N.T.S Model.

 

Discounts available for copies of Sarah’s bestselling book – The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting – Strategies and Solutions.

Full conference day 10am – 4pm* Minimum of 50 attendees.

*Timings can be adjusted is required.

Who is this for – All parents caring for children who have suffered trauma and supporting professionals.

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