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20TRA615 Trauma Reactive to Trauma Responsive: A Croke Park Hour Webinar

20TRA615 Trauma Reactive to Trauma Responsive: A Croke Park Hour Webinar





This Croke Park Hour Webinar is in conjunction with Clare, Monaghan, Navan and Tralee Education Centres.  It is open to whole school staffs, or to individual teachers/SNAs.  Participating schools register for the webinar and each participating school will get a link to the webinar which they can forward to all of their staff to allow them to access the webinar. The cost per participating school is €20.  

Research informs us that over 50% of all children will have experienced a traumatic event by the time they reach adulthood. (Copeland, W.E. et al, 2007) These children often get stuck in a survival loop which diminishes their capacity to regulate their emotions and behaviour. They no longer feel safe. Learning can only happen when a child feels safe.

Trauma informed schools promote feelings of physical, social and emotional safety in children. A trauma informed school understands and recognises the impact of trauma on children and their learning and responds to these children in a way that promotes growth and healing.

When we understand challenging behaviour as a possible trauma response, we can meet that behaviour with compassion and connection rather than sanctions and punishment. A trauma informed school will be curious about what has happened to the struggling child rather than being preoccupied with what is wrong with him.

From Trauma Reactive to Trauma Informed is a Croke Park C.P.D. Hour Webinar to support participants to:

  • Understand the impact of Trauma on a child’s lived world
  • Respond compassionately to increase a felt sense of safety
  • Create a trauma sensitive learning environment


Facilitator: Aideen Flynn, PG Dip Ed, MA, M-IAPTP
Aideen has worked with children in educational settings for 20 years, specialising in S.E.N. and children with complex needs. She is a child and adolescent psychotherapist working in private practice in The Treasure Within, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Clinic, Quin, Co. Clare. From here she empowers children, their families and teachers to work together to enable the struggling child be the best he or she can be.  


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Course Properties

Course date 09-11-2020 3:30 pm
Course End Date 09-11-2020 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 06-10-2020
Cut off date 09-11-2020
Individual Price Twenty Euros
Speaker Aideen Flynn
Number Hours 1
Location Online

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