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Dorset Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a professional psychological support service for children and young people, families, schools, communities and other settings.
Guidance on how to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings.
The Educational Psychology Service has put together some guidance, relevant for children of 11+ years, which explains and gives ideas on how to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings. It may be useful for some children and/or parents who are struggling at home.
Educational Psychology Service helpline for parents and carers
Schools please let your families know - if they are concerned about how their child is coping during coronavirus and live in the Dorset Council area, they can request a 30 minute consultation with one of our educational psychologists.
Guidance - Recovery Curriculum and Documents for supporting CYP with specific needs
Evidence from research suggests that a Recovery Curriculum needs to be in place to enable children and young people to return to school successfully. This includes adapting the curriculum and providing specific interventions for children and young people with differing needs. The Educational Psychology Service and the Education Advisory Team have put together a guidance document which gives school staff a framework providing them with things to consider and top tips to implement. We have based it around the work at Oxford Brookes University https://www.evidenceforlearning.net/recoverycurriculum/ with an emphasis on Resilience and Recovery. The Educational Psychology Team have produced some guidance to be used with children and young people with specific vulnerabilities and SEND to support schools as their widen the school attendance welcoming more children back to school. .
Coronavirus Useful Documents
Information for schools and settings in the event of a death due to Covid-19