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Forthcoming Educational Psychology Service training

There are a number of places left on the following training dates - 



Attachment & Relationship Trauma - Theory & Practice in Schools Level 2


6th June 2019 (9.30am - 4pm)


Dorset Youth Association, The Main Hall, Dorset Youth Association, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1QL


Exploration of impact of trauma and unmet attachment needs on body, mind and brain and opportunities to explore attachment-based practice for schools in more depth with introduction to emotion coaching, PACE model and emotional regulation strategies.


Builds on Level 1 training. Particularly for staff whose roles involve pastoral support, work with LAC/post-LAC or vulnerable children e.g. CIN.


Further knowledge and understanding about the role of early attachment and implications for brain, mind and body development Understanding of how to identify children who require additional support and how to provide this within the school environment Understanding of Emotion Coaching and using this in daily work with children and young people and knowledge of PACE model (Dan Hughes) to support development of secure relationships for children who do not trust Opportunity to formulate an action plan that will support the development of the school in becoming more supportive of children’s emotional regulation needs

Target Group

KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Booking Information

Must have previously attended the Level 1 course



How to Help Emotionally-Based School Refusers


20th June 2019 (9.30am - 12.30pm)

Main Hall, Durweston Village Hall, Church Road, Durweston, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 0QA


Many children and young people who school refuse have underlying emotionally based difficulties.


Many children and young people who school refuse have underlying emotionally based difficulties. To learn and understand more about what the difficulties the child is feeling, and help them cope and move forward. To consider and plan intervention at the individual, group and whole school level.

Comments and Take Aways from previous courses include:
"Very useful course"
"Brilliant - thank you"
"Can we have a follow up training please?"
"I will actively discourage punitive approaches in schools"
"I would recommend this training"
"Review and tighten up re-integration plans"


1. To develop an understanding of emotionally-based school refusal
2. To develop an understanding of the protective factors to school attendance
3. To consider ways of working with pupils, parents, and staff to promote good attendance

Target Group

KS2, KS3, KS4



To book either of these courses please book via Dorset Nexus. If you have any issues or queries please contact the support team on 01305 228300 or on . 

02 May 2019

Maria Snowball
Educational Psychology Service (EPS)
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