Developed by Clinical Psychologist, Dr Dan Hughes, the PACE approach is a way of thinking, feeling and communicating that aims to support children to feel safe and build trusting connected relationships.
This attachment and trauma-informed approach helps us to understand distressed behaviour and support children to learn emotional regulation. You will have opportunities to practice how to use this approach in a forest school setting and be better informed
with underpinning knowledge to advocate for children’s free expression of their distressed, confused or upsetting feelings – all behaviour is communication.
By the end of the session participants will:
* Have been introduced to the basics of Attachment Theory and how this affects children’s behaviour
* Examined each element of PACE (Playfulness,
Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) and practiced how to implement this in a forest school setting
* Reflected on your practice and beliefs about why children behave in certain ways
About the trainer:
Julie West is freelance Forest School Practitioner and registered with the British Association of Play Therapist and works independently in schools and woodlands across Bradford and Kirklees. Julie was Bradford Council’s Play and Playwork
specialist trainer, has taught on the Playwork Degree at Leeds Beckett University and has published work on child centred practice. Importantly, Julie brings a sense of fun into all of her training and is passionate about supporting children’s well-being through
freely directed play.
Date: Friday May 5th 2017
Cost: £30 (for practitioners living or working in the Bradford District, £60 for practitioners outside of the district).
Venue: Wibsey Community Garden, Wibsey, Bradford
For more information or to make a booking contact Jen Scott
tel: 01274 397641