Trauma informed approaches
2021 continues to be a challenging year for Children and Young People, their families and the staff who support them.
Awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) helps us to understand responses to trauma. Individuals experience different levels of stress. Our lived experiences (home life and past experiences) mean that we all have different levels of resilience and capacity to manage the world around us. What can aid recovery is knowing more about where we are at emotionally and what we can put into place to take a positive next step.
Trauma informed schools
"On average it takes a child 10 years to receive help for a mental health problem" (The Centre for Mental Health 2015)
A trauma informed school is one that is able to support children and teenagers who suffer with trauma or mental health problems and whose troubled behaviour acts as a barrier to learning.
Support from Leicester City Council
Support is available for children and young people, families and school staff from:
- The SEMH Team
- The City Psychology Service
- The Children’s Hospital School
- Early Help & Social Services
- Leicester Safeguarding Children Partnership Board (LSCPB).
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