A bio-psycho-social approach to understanding and working with the mental-health and well-being issues of unaccompanied children. Understanding the impact of early development, trauma, attachment and neurodevelopment and ACES on mental health and wellbeing. The contextualisation of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and transcultural displacement. Best practice examples and a variety of approaches for meeting the needs of this group
Course material provided will be delivered via description and dialogue by the facilitator supported by PowerPoint slides. Group participation is encouraged throughout and essential to participant learning. This will include video clips, group and small group exercises and examples from practice including expert by experience evidence and research.
One day training
Any appropriately sized room with a projector, screen and flip chart
Minimum group size 6, maximum 30. Can in a different format be offered as a conference presentation for larger groups.
This training day will extend knowledge and develop practice for anyone working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors. No previous knowledge of trauma informed approaches will be assumed, and the course will be relevant to practitioners with a wide range of experience in and knowledge of this area.
• Understanding the impact of early and ongoing trauma and ACES on mental-health and well-being presentations • Being able to attend to the mental-health and wellbeing presentations of unaccompanied minors from a bio-psycho-social basis with particular understanding of PTSD and transcultural displacement. • Provision of a range of approaches and best practice to work with unaccompanied children and young people who have a history of trauma and related social, emotional, relational, and psychological difficulties
The PowerPoint presentation will be made available after the training A list of readings and resources will be provided at the end of the PowerPoint
Providers are at least MA level professionally qualified practitioners with a wide variety of skills as trainers, lecturers and educators. They offer extensive theory to practice knowledge and experience of neurodevelopment and trauma and include psychotherapists, consultant nurses and social workers, psychologists and related health professionals.