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About this Seminar:
Strength and skills professionals require to work with traumatised children
This session looks at appreciating the hidden messages when communicating with distressed and traumatised children, looking at ways to help children transfer negative reactions into positive interactions with others, understanding how to respond constructively to children with behaviours that challenge professionals, and being able to assist traumatised children in coping with the reality of their life experiences.
About the Speaker:
Aqualma Murray has international experience in social work and has been in the social work field for over twenty five years. She has worked with a wide range of client groups from varied ethnicity and ages. Aqualma started her career in the residential sector, working with disabilities and then specialising with young people in care. She has worked in area offices as a child protection social worker and has specialised with children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse. Aqualma went on to develop an extensive experience in the field of adolescent and adult offenders. She has managed a Youth Offender team, Secure Children’s home and been a service manager in a secure training centre. More recently Aqualma has worked as a Local authority Designated Child Protection Officer (LADO) and a training and community partnership officer for a large London Local Authority, where she addresses allegations against professionals and ensures that faith and community groups are equipped to safeguard children in their care.