THERAPEUTIC MENTORING ROOMS IN SCHOOLS

Designed to enable traumatised children become overcomers

It has taken the pressure of teaching staff as they were dealing with less behavior outburst. Working alongside the teaching staff and increasing the knowledge of trauma had impacted the whole school. We are dealing with less behavior issues. ’ Wiltshire

  ‘The support and shared expertise, combined with the common sense, easy to implement ideas have been invaluable for us as a school. As a staff we now feel much more confident when working with traumatised children and are able to put the time and effort needed to build repetitive, positive relationships’. Head. Oxford Primary school 

Even the hardest to reach children and slowly building positive relationships and this is having a tangible impact on their self esteem.’ Head Wiltshire 

THERAPEUTIC MENTORING ROOMS IN SCHOOLS

Trauma Informed Schools enabling therapeutic mentors to work alongside trauma recovery focused psychotherapists.

PLEASE NOTE THAT A THERAPEUTIC MENTORING ROOM HAS TO BE REGISTERED WITH BdT Ltd TO ENSURE THE RELEVANT CRITERIA IS MET CONTINUALLY AND THEREBY ENSURING EXCELLENCE IN TRAUMA RECOVERY. 

When a SENCO or Pastoral Lead or TA has completed the CTM there is the possibility to set up a Therapeutic Mentoring room in a school which utilizes the skills of the therapeutic mentor in helping traumatised children recover from trauma in their school setting. This is a partnership with the BdT team who then provide clinical supervision each term and consultancy each month of more often. The therapeutic work done in this room follows a treatment plan that's been written by a trauma trained qualified creative therapist who then supports the therapeutic mentor in delivering it. If you'd like to know the cost and conditions then please do email us.

The registration of a room is for a one year period and the school can renew that contract per year. This ensures the high standard we expect to enable a whole school trauma informed environment. 

To open a BdT Ltd Registered Therapeutic Mentoring Room:

1. The whole school staff have to attend a one day Introduction to Trauma Course and the Head has to proactively want to be a trauma informed school. (Stage 1 Trauma Recovery Focused framework)

2. The staff working on 1:1 with children have to attend a 3 hour training on approach and strategies to enable recovery for children. (Stage 2 Trauma Recovery focused framework)

3. Two staff (in a small school it can be one) have to complete the Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring. 

3. A room is found and kitted out with appropriate equipment.

4. Contracts are signed by the school and BdT and the initial payment for the chosen package is paid. The T&C's are read and signed to agree to comply.

5. Work can begin on identifying the children who need to access the space and treatment plans are written and assessments are taken. 

6. Dates are booked for supervision, assessments and review meetings with the BdT associate and the Therapeutic Mentors. 

6. Attendance at our yearly conference is compulsory for CPD

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