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Fri, 29 Nov


The Village Hotel

The Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma National Conference 'From Trauma to Trust'

The Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma proudly presents: National Conference 'From Trauma to Trust'

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The Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma National Conference 'From  Trauma to Trust'
The Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma National Conference 'From  Trauma to Trust'

Time & Location

29 Nov 2019, 09:30 – 16:00

The Village Hotel, Coventry CV4 9GZ

About The Event

Straight talking solutions for professionals working with our most vulnerable children.

Guest speakers at the event will be:

  • Sarah Naish 
  • Sarah Dillon 
  • Sally Donovan 
  • Louise Bomber

What will Sarah Naish and Sarah Dillon be speaking about at the conference?

Truth, Lies and the ‘Memory Carousel’.

Why do our children seem to remember things one day but not the next? Why do false allegations happen and what can we do about this? The “Two Sarahs” will explain how this looks and feels from the parent, supporting professional and child perspectives and offer real strategies and insight to tackle these complex issues.

What will Sally Donovan be speaking about at the conference?

The Lost Years?

Reigniting compassion and ambition for our most vulnerable young people through an understanding of trauma and adolescence. The practicalities to consider, when teen years hit. Why children function well in some areas and not others, how children find themselves in trouble with gang culture, drugs, alcohol and what we need to start doing to address this.

What will Louise Bomber be speaking about at the conference? 

The Human Bridge to Recovery - Settling to Learn 

It is now time to update our policies and practices in schools in line with the latest research into the impact of ACEs, Nurture, Attachment and Trauma. There are many children and young people currently misunderstood due to their behaviour. We need to be translators of behaviour as behaviour is communication. We need to understand the big asks for these pupils so that we can provide the most appropriate support, to enable them to both recover and to settle to learn in the classroom. Louise will explain the power of facilitating rich, relational interventions; share ways of being and some tools for the journey so that we are all better equipped to be truly inclusive. 


9-915 arrival and coffee

915-930 Speaker introductions 

930-11am Sarah Naish and Sarah Dillon- Truth, Lies and the Memory Carousel

11am -1115  break

1115-1245 Sally Donovan -The Lost Years?

12 45-1.45pm Lunch

145-315pm Louise Bomber- The Human Bridge to Recovery 

315-4pm Q and A-  All Speakers

About Sarah Naish- Sarah is a therapeutic parent, adopter of five siblings, former social worker and owner of an ‘Outstanding’ IFA. She is the author of the best selling ‘The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting’ and successful children’s series. Sarah Naish founded the not for profit National Association of Therapeutic Parents in 2017 which forms part of the Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma. She is also the Managing Director of Fostering Attachments Ltd which delivers training through Inspire Training Group in the UK and worldwide. Sarah often speaks with her eldest daughter, Rosie Jefferies at conferences and events.

About Sarah Dillon- Sarah is an attachment therapist (DDPi), child trauma psychotherapist, lead trainer for Inspire Training Group, therapeutic lead for the National Association of Therapeutic Parents, as well as several independent fostering organisations and residential children’s homes. She is the co author of “Therapeutic Parenting essentials- Moving from Trauma to Trust” (with Sarah Naish, due for release October 2019). As a former child in care, Sarah keeps her listeners focussed on the child’s voice and is renowned for her straight talking, ‘no holds barred’ approach.

About Sally Donovan OBE - Sally is an adopter, writer and the author of the very popular ‘No Matter What’ and ‘The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting”.

She says, “Parenting children with experience of early life trauma has changed me forever.” Sally’s most recent book is ‘The Unofficial Guide to Therapeutic Parenting -The Teen Years (due for release July 2019).

Sally was business columnist of the year in 2013/4 as judged by The British Society of Magazine Editors and the Professional Publishers Association for work with the magazine Community Care and was awarded an OBE in 2017.

About Louise Bomber- Louise is qualified as both a specialist teacher, a therapist and a DDP certified practitioner. She has worked with individual pupils, classes, whole school settings, local authorities, teachers and support staff across both the primary and secondary phases. She is the author of the very popular book ‘Inside I’m Hurting’. She has co-authored ‘Settling Troubled Pupils to Learn: Why Relationships Matter in School’ together with Dan Hughes. More recently Louise has written the ‘Attachment Aware Schools Series – Bridging the gap for troubled pupils’ to support schools to create effective small teams around pupils – Team Pupil.

Who should attend? Professionals working with children from trauma i.e. Social workers, (Safeguarding, children, fostering, adoption, kinship, SGO), Social work managers, Youth offending, Teachers/ Head teachers, SEN support, Police, Health professionals, Residential staff. Of course, therapeutic parents can come too!

Ticket price is £90 plus VAT, totalling to £108. This will include all food and refreshments thought the day. 

Discounts available when purchasing 10 or more tickets. 


Terms and Conditions - From Trauma to Trust Conference 

1. Payment for conference places to be made in full at time of booking via our website or as per our invoice payment terms. 

2. Cancellations and refund terms – cancellations within 6 weeks of the event will not be refunded.

3. If for any reason The Centre of Excellence cancel the course a full refund will be issued. The Centre of Excellence accepts no responsibility for any travel arrangements or cost due to cancellation.

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