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SP23-122 Trauma-Informed Practice (Five Part Webinar Series)

Trauma-Informed Practice (Five Part Webinar Series) 

23TRA042 Trauma-Informed Practice (Five Part Webinar Series)



Dates:    Wednesday - 8th & 22nd February, 1st, 8th & 15th March 2023
Times:    7.00pm - 8.30pm
Venue:   Online via Zoom
Target Audience: Primary and Post-primary Teachers, SNAs and Principals.

Childhood adversity is so common that adopting a trauma-informed lens is a basic requirement of any healthy school and society. An increasing number of schools are now recognising that educators need to understand and adequately respond to
children who have been exposed to traumatic experiences to mitigate the risks of negative outcomes across the lifespan.

Overview of Course in Trauma-Informed Practice
This five-part course is suitable for Primary and Post-primary Teachers, SNAs and Principals. It introduces learners to the knowledge, theories and strategies that underpin trauma-informed practice in schools. It will discuss what it really means to become ‘trauma-informed’, in the context of attachment theory and relationships. It will explore how the human stress-response system operates, enabling learners to recognise how traumatic stress can show up in school environments.

The course offers a range of practical approaches and strategies framed by the ‘Respond with RESPECT’ model developed by Lucy Mannion of TINT Education. This model draws upon a range of theories and research within psychology and associated therapeutic disciplines (including occupational, speech and language and psychodynamic psychotherapies).

Course Outline

1. What It Means to Be ‘Trauma-Informed’ & the Importance of Attachment
2. How Trauma Impacts Learning, Relationships & Behaviour in School
3. Responding to Trauma in Schools (1) – Practical strategies for enhancing relationships & using emotion coaching
4. Responding to Trauma in Schools (2) – Practical strategies for supporting sensory regulation & ensuring predictability and consistency
5. Responding to Trauma in Schools (3) – Practical strategies for esteem building, how to collaborate with trauma-impacted families and the importance of creating tailored learning pathways

Respond with
R Relational Intentionality
E Emotion Coaching
S Sensory Regulation
P Predictability
E Esteem-Building
C Collaboration with Families
T Tailored Learning Pathways

Bio of Presenter: Lucy Mannion

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Qualifying as a Primary School Teacher in 2011, Lucy gained teaching experience in mainstream and special education settings in Ireland, Australia and the UK, before returning to university to study psychology in 2014. Graduating from UCD with a postgraduate degree in Psychology in 2016, Lucy proceeded to complete a Masters in Psychology from Kingston University London in 2017.

Throughout her studies, Lucy continued teaching in a range of schools and filled the remainder of her time in Assistant Psychologist roles that offered experiences working with trauma-impacted adults in the Irish prison system and NHS secure mental health services.

In recent years, Lucy has worked in senior leadership roles in a range of sector-leading therapeutic schools across London, within multidisciplinary teams of educators and clinicians. These schools catered for pupils whose complex social/emotional needs and trauma-based behavioural difficulties that led to their exclusion from mainstream education.

Lucy founded TINT Education in Spring 2022 upon returning to live in Ireland, with a mission to develop trauma-informed practice in Irish schools. She frequently develops and delivers training workshops and consults with school leadership teams on this topic, in both Ireland and the UK. Lucy has also recently embarked on an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, to broaden her skillset in applying therapeutic approaches to the classroom.


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Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 08-02-2023 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 15-03-2023 8:30 pm
Capacity 1000
Course Fee €10.00
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