Designed to enable traumatised children become overcomers
Trauma Informed Practice working together in a
Trauma Recovery Focused Framework
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THERAPEUTIC MENTORS REGIONAL HUBS
We recognise that for many professionals, the pressure from external bodies can create such exhaustion and stress that we can lose our passion for children's wellbeing.
This is why we have created the Therapeutic Mentors Regional Hubs. A time set aside for CTM graduates to come together and listen and tell stories of the good, the bad and the ugly. When we make space to spend time with each other, processing a little of what has been happening in our settings as we attempt to work in a trauma informed way, we feel supported and encouraged to keep focusing on the most important work- children's wellbeing and our own wellbeing!
Please fill in the form below if you are interested in being part of a Therapeutic Mentor Regional Hub or email some of the region co-ordinators here!
CERTIFICATE IN THERAPEUTIC MENTORING (CTM)
THE AIM OF THE COURSE
The Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring will be again hosted by the TRC in Bath and is also in Oxford for the third year. It has been developed by Betsy in response to the need to create teams of qualified professionals working around the traumatised child and young person to bring recovery and restoration. Currently there is a demand for child psychotherapists, art and play therapists to respond to the ever increasing rise of traumatised people needing appropriate intervention.
TRAINING UP TRAUMA RECOVERY NURSES WHO WORK ALONGSIDE CONSULTANTS AND DOCTORS
In the medical world there are first aiders (everywhere), nurses, doctors and specialists. Yet this valued diversity of skill doesn’t seem to be in the therapeutic world. As such this therapeutic mentoring course is planned to train an army of people to respond as nurses to traumatised people to work alongside the doctors and specialists and so respond to the urgent need to facilitate recovery to many.
OUR GLOBAL MISSION
Our mission is to bring recovery to children, young people and their families. This will change generational behaviour patterns and bring restoration to whole communities.
WHO ARE THE STUDENTS?
We have students who are teachers, TA's, learning mentors, social workers, school behaviour consultants, educational psychologists, paediatricians headteachers. SENCO's, art therapists, play therapists, psychotherapists, school counsellors, artists, dancers, adoptive parents, foster parents and many others and 100% have said that they recommend the course to EVERYONE WHO WORKS WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.
IN OTHER CITIES
Betsy is also running a Trauma Recovery Course in Oxford, which is an 8 day course for professionals working with traumatised children. These days are part of the CTM and the remaining days will be offered to complete the certificate.
THERAPEUTIC MENTORING ROOMS IN SCHOOLS
‘Even the hardest to reach children and slowly building positive relationships and this is having a tangible impact on their self esteem.’ Head Wiltshire
‘It has taken the pressure of teaching staff as they were dealing with less behavior outburst. Working alongside the teaching staff and increasing the knowledge of trauma had impacted the whole school. We are dealing with less behavior issues. ’ Wiltshire
‘The support and shared expertise, combined with the common sense, easy to implement ideas have been invaluable for us as a school. As a staff we now feel much more confident when working with traumatisedchildren and are able to put the time and effort needed to build repetitive, positive relationships’. Head. Oxford Primary school
Trauma Informed Schools working with trauma recovery focused psychotherapists
PLEASE NOTE THAT A THERAPEUTIC MENTORING ROOM HAS TO BE REGISTERED WITH BdT Ltd TO ENSURE THE RELEVANT CRITERIA IS MET CONTINUALLY AND THEREBY ENSURING EXCELLENCE IN TRAUMA RECOVERY.
When a SENCO or Pastoral Lead or TA has completed the CTM there is the possibility to set up a Therapeutic Mentoring room in schools which utilizes the skills of the therapeutic mentor in helping traumatised children recover from trauma in their school setting. This is a partnership with the BdT team who then provide clinical supervision each term and consultancy each month of more often. The therapeutic work done in this room follows a treatment plan that's been written by a trauma trained qualified creative therapist who then supports the therapeutic mentor in delivering it. If you'd like to know the cost and conditions then please do email us.
The registration of a room is for a one year period and the school can renew that contract per year. This ensures the high standard we expect to enable a whole school trauma informed environment.
To open a BdT Ltd Registered Therapeutic Mentoring Room:
1. The whole school staff have to attend a one day Introduction to Trauma Course and the Head has to proactively want to be a trauma informed school.
2.The staff working on 1:1 with children have to attend a 3 hour training on approach and strategies to enable recovery for children.
3. Two staff (in a small school it can be one) have to complete the Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring.
3. A room is found and kitted out with appropriate equipment.
4. Work can begin on identifying the children who need to access the space and treatment plans are written snd assessments are taken.
5. Dates are booked for supervision, assessments and review meetings with the BdT associate and the Therapeutic Mentors.
6. Attendance at our yearly conference is compulsory for CPD
7. Read the T&C's and sign to agree to comply.