- “ My first webinar, and a very positive experience. ” Becky Fage, Kent – May 2020
- “ Timely and useful ” Hilary Smith – April 2020
- “ Very calming approach and positive to encourage us that we can make a difference... I thought it was really important to be reminded of children who have experienced previous traumas and the effect Covid 19 may have on them. ” Customer – May 2020
- “ I enjoy Kate's down to earth and very knowledgable approach. ” Customer – May 2020
- “ It will inform how I plan for my class when schools open more widely, and contribute to planning in how the schools re-open... a very useful reminder of how essential a compassionate reasoned response for both adults and children in the school environment, more now than ever. ” Becky Fage, Kent – May 2020
- “ I liked that I could see the video of Kate as well as the slides. It helped me to engage with what she was saying. ” Dawn Delmaine, Teacher, Dursley Primary Academy – April 2020
- “ This was a brilliantly taught and highly informative course, with strategies that I can use across the next year. ” Customer – April 2020
- “ I enjoyed the training, it was very useful and helped to inform my understanding of the issues children will face on returning to school. ” Customer – May 2020
Covid-19, Toxic Stress and Community Resilience
Maintaining compassionate reason during social adversity
Toxic levels of stress can injure our brains, changing the way we think, feel and behave until we have recovered from the injuries. This can happen to anyone, and at times of significant social adversity such as pandemic or climate change it will happen to many. This webinar, delivered by Kate Cairns, and the e-learning which accompanies it, enables participants to reflect on the implications of trauma-informed practice under such conditions. Trauma-informed practice has increasingly been recognised as important in our public services as understanding of current research evidence grows. And at a time when the whole population is living with issues of toxic stress and severe anxiety trauma-informed practice becomes essential for everyone in any sort of public service.
Target audience: Public service workforce
Understand the impact of unregulated stress on brain function
- Identify key areas of human development that may be affected by toxic stress
- Summarise the key difficulties that may affect traumatised people
- Explain the phases of recovery from toxic stress and trauma
- Identify key principles in promoting recovery from trauma
Understand promoting recovery for traumatised people
- Reflect on how to encourage and support people with their recovery from toxic stress
- Describe how community support helps people with their recovery from trauma
- Explain the importance of being able to act as an advocate on behalf of traumatised people to ensure their needs are met in relation to recovery from trauma
Timings: 11.00 - 12.30 (except 13 May, 14.00 - 15.30)
Slides included in the webinar presentation
- What is stress?
- Toxic stress and trauma in childhood in the UK before Covid-19
- What is trauma?
- What causes stress to become toxic?
- What makes us vulnerable generally, and specifically during a pandemic?
- Consequences in adult life of adverse childhood experiences
- Protective And Compensatory Experience
- Trauma is the result of a mechanism for survival of the species
- Dan Siegel’s hand model of the brain
- If we flip our lid…
- Putting the lid back on
- Emotional regulation and resilience
- The balance between reason and compassion
- Why the balance matters
- The impact of trauma
- Reduced ability to self-regulate
- Reduced ability to make sense of the world
- Reduced ability to make sense of social interaction
- Reframing thoughts about people
- The Power Threat Meaning Framework
- Applying the PTM theory to everyday life
- How does the PTM framework help day to day?
- Five to Thrive is a neurological sequence …
- A space for reflection
- How does your service contribute to reducing toxic stress in the community?
- A space for personal reflection