training in schools
Training to schools for teachers and parents, and intervention programs for children based on mindfulness programs.
Trauma in childhood and adolescence
It is important for teachers to understand the neurobiological impact and expression of trauma in children and adolescents. Psychological, emotional, and behavioural links are presented including:
- The impact of traumatic experiences on students and their classroom behaviours
- Up to date research with practical trauma informed strategies and approaches to classroom management to improve educational outcomes.
Evidence based programs
The programs provide latest research-based evidence for practices in the classroom. Knowledge and language are adapted to integrate with a specific focus on practical strategies that teachers can apply easily and effectively day-to-day. The information provided will inform teachers to confidently create safe relationships and culture in the school environment.
This information is adapted to assist in holding conversations with parents to create shared strategies and language across both the home and school environments.
The role of mindfulness
Mindfulness approaches with students in the classroom have shown to be the most effective to complement other strategies, optimising learning through reducing physiological reactions, improving concentration and task orientation with minimal redirection and class disruption.
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