A brand new course Complex Trauma in Children hosted by Franca Brenninkmeyer, Head of Child and Family Service, PAC-UK, made its debut on the SI Network training circuit last month.
This practical course helps therapists understand the overall presentation of these children and the development of interventions to help the children and their new families.
We caught up with two members who attended to find out more.
Emma Jerman and Annie Doubleday are both occupational therapists and Advanced SI Practitioners. Together they formed SenSI Treatment to help treat SPD in children, young people and adults, with 14 therapists treating over 180 children every week.
Emma and Annie have been members of the SI Network since 2009.
Emma has completed the Sensory Attachment Intervention Level 1 course, and is now experiencing the practical application of the course first hand using the approach on adopted children in her care.
Emma commented, “The Complex Trauma in Children was a great training course and gave me a real insight into recognising and helping children who are displaying these behaviours. The course lecturer really understood the key issues and explained it in a practical way. As a result of the course we are going to change the way we are working using the new model in our practice."