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The Salford Way - School resources

Traumatic bereavement resources for school and college: UK Trauma Council

These evidence-based resources have been developed for schools and colleges to help children and young people who are struggling. Developed in collaboration with teachers to help school and college communities identify, help and support traumatically bereaved children and young people, and includes:

  • Schools guide
  • Support plan
  • Information for children and young people
  • Parents / carers advice and information

To access: UK Trauma Council

Below is a short animation introducing traumatic bereavement in the school environment.

This animation introduces concepts that are key to understanding traumatic bereavement. It communicates evidence-based information from the UK Trauma Council, sharing our current understanding of the impact of traumatic bereavement on children and young people.

Improving children and young people's understanding of their wellbeing: a resource for teachers and practitioners working with children and young people developed by Children in Scotland.

The resource provides a wide range of activities, practical materials and links to books and additional external resources for teachers and practitioners to support the wellbeing needs of children and young people. 

To access: Improving children and young people’s understanding of their wellbeing toolkit (PDF)

Beacon House: School Resources

Beacon House is a team of psychologists, psychotherapists and occupational therapists who have developed an a range of free resources to support professionals working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and adversity. 

The information includes:

  • Trauma and attachment in the classroom
  • Attachment strategies in the classroom
  • Supporting transitions 
  • Developmental trauma

Access: Beacon House resources

Resilience but what is it? Here's 5 ways to build resilience (Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust)

We all face challenges and we all find ways to overcome them. Resilience is ordinary not extraordinary. We want to help build awareness of this and support young peoples capacity to do positive and realistic things to support themselves. Duration: 2 mins

Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain vs Survival Brain

The short film reframes a trauma perspective in terms of learning brain versus survival brain as a way to make it easier for teachers to talk about trauma with students. Duration: 5 mins

Every kid needs a champion (Rita Pierson)

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level. Duration 8 mins

Stress, Trauma and the Brain: The Neurosequential Model in Education (Dr Bruce Perry)

The neurosequential model in educators, based on an understanding of the structure and sequential nature of the brain, can help teachers increase their students engagement in learning and mitigate behavioural problems. Duration: 7 mins

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