Attachment Based Mentoring for Special Schools who Support Children with Social and Emotional difficulties
The Educational Psychology Service and Behaviour Support Service are currently running a mentoring project developed for children who have needs relating to relationships and attachment. These may be children who have experienced developmental trauma or interruptions in their relationships and experience difficulties regulating their emotions and behaviour.
The mentoring draws together research from the fields of attachment, early development and solution focused coaching. It aims to train staff to meet the needs of children by providing them with a significant adult in school who is able to use relational approaches, key interaction skills and coaching to support their development.
The project is now in its fourth year and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. There are already many examples of the work making significant differences for children back in school.
The course has now been adapted to meet the needs of children with significant social and emotional difficulties. The course will focus on developing the interaction and relational skills required to support children to process their emotions and to develop the skills needed to regulate their behaviour.
We will also cover the use of coaching skills and restorative approaches to maintain boundaries and restore relationships. Participants will be offered 4 follow up sessions where they will receive detailed casework supervision.
"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."