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Wise Before the Event

07 June 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
London
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Supporting the mental health and psychological wellbeing of children and young people affected by crisis, disaster or trauma

Led by the current BPS campaign focus on the mental health and psychological wellbeing of children and young people this event commemorates 25 years since the publication of the seminal booklet ‘Wise Before The Event’. Professor Bill Yule will review progress in research, interventions and crisis responses since he co-authored the guidance for schools. What do we now know about how best to support children and young people? Are some children more vulnerable? What can we learn from developments in neuroscience? How can we intervene to reduce the impact of crisis and trauma on later mental health? The event draws together those leading research as well as educational and clinical psychology practitioners to discuss current knowledge about the affect of childhood adversity, critical incidents and crises. Preventative interventions at both universal / school level and specialist, individual level will be considered.

This conference will be of interest to those working in research and/or as educational, clinical or counselling psychologists. It will also be of interest to social workers, teachers, emergency responders, charity and aid workers and emergency planners.

Learning outcomes and objectives:

 

  1. Have an overview of research and developments in the area of responding to trauma and crisis for children and young people over the last 25 years
  2. Be aware of the concept of latent vulnerability and how childhood adversity may impact on later mental health
  3. Begin to understand how Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD may or may not develop following a crisis
  4. Find out if Psychological First Aid is a relevant and useful approach for schools responding to a critical incident.
  5. Learn from Educational Psychologists who responded to school communities following the Grenfell Fire tragedy about supporting resilience and coping strategies
  6. Consider how to apply knowledge and understanding to practice and how to find out more
  7. Be aware of the UK Trauma Council project


Who is the course intended for?

Members and non-members postgraduate students. The conference will be of interest to those working in research and/or as educational, clinical or counselling psychologists. It will also be of interest to social workers, teachers, emergency responders, charity and aid workers and emergency planners.

BPS Offices
30 Tabernacle Street, 
London, 
EC2A 4UE

Event Location: 

Friday 7th June 2019

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

09:00 Registration
09:30 Event Starts
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Crisis Disaster and Trauma Section Annual General Meeting
13:40 Event Continues
16:30 Close

Concessionary Member of the BPS £43.75+VAT - £52.50
CDT Section Member £62.50+VAT - £75.00
UKPTS Member £62.50+VAT - £75.00
BPS Member £75.00+VAT - £90.00
Affiliate Subscriber to the BPS £91.67+VAT - £110.00
E Subscriber to the BPS £95.83+VAT - £115.00
Non Member of the BPS £100.00+VAT - £120.00

This event is organised by the British Psychological Society and administered by KC Jones conferences&events Ltd.

Tel: +44 (0)1332 224507
Email: [email protected]     

www.kc-jones.co.uk/cdtwise2019

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