As part of their ‘Class Action’ campaign against failing mental health in schools the Rotherham Advertiser recently featured an article about Trauma Informed Schools training. The course is currently being delivered by Trauma Informed Schools UK in partnership with South Yorkshire Futures at Sheffield Hallam University.

The practical skills based training course supported by over 1000 evidence-based research studies, is designed to inform and empower school staff to help vulnerable children and most importantly how to feel supported and nurtured in the process. The course aims to enable staff to respond effectively to vulnerable children and those who have suffered a trauma or have a mental health issue. The psychologist led supervision element of the course, provides practitioners with key insights and skills as well as vital support and encouragement.

Professionals from nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and FE colleges amongst others are participating in the course. Clare Miller, Headteacher at Wath Victoria Primary, says “We currently don’t have the skills to support children who come to us with underlying traumatic experiences and mental health issues. So courses like this can help us to address this knowledge gap at all levels.”

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