Naomi Moore: Complex Medical Conditions & Serious Illness (includes Covid-19) - Supporting Children, Siblings & Families
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About The Event
Training from the The Sunflower Network
Many children and young people are impacted by complex medical conditions and serious illness even if they themselves do not have them - and never has that been more true than right now. Like all children, what they need is our interest and curiosity, and opportunities to express themselves to help gain further understanding and empowerment.
And in turn for many practitioners, aware that they themselves are not medical professionals, it can be an area of hugely complex work that can at times be overwhelming.
We will spend the day examining this complex and interesting area - from children who have serious illness and complex medical conditions to the impact on whole families, including sibling mental health and emotional wellbeing.
This will be done from different ages, using appropriate developmental and therapeutic theory. We will also cover children who are young carers and how this impacts them on multiple levels, from personal, social, emotional and school.
With the current global pandemic, many more children and teenagers will be hugely impacted and time will be given over to thinking about this, exploring its potential impact, and considering support.
Finally we will think of some specific creative ways we can work with children that may be helpful for practitioners.
Delegates will receive a resource PDF handbook outlining all the theory discussed throughout the day and we will have built in time for questions, answers, discussion and reflection.
Who is it for:
Child and adolescent therapists & counsellors, SENCO’s, wellbeing practitioners, teachers, mental health leads, youth workers, social workers, support workers, teaching assistants and any and all who are interested in this intricate but fascinating area of complexity and want to consider how they might support children, young people and their families better.
Naomi Moore trained as a play and creative arts and child/parent therapist. She runs the weekend play provision and volunteer mentoring at Great Ormond Street Hospital and runs training for GOSH, international children's charities and in schools on play, children's emotional wellbeing, mental health and trauma informed education.
Prior to her therapy career she worked in early years and primary education specialising in nurture group work with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has worked with children and young people of all ages and their families internationally, as well as in the UK, across both state and private sectors including specialist adolescent inpatient units, orphanages, refugee camps, palliative care and severe medical trauma.
For more information, terms, conditions and booking head over to the Sunflower Network Booking Site HERE