The Children’s Bereavement Centre also offers a variety of training for professionals working with Children and Young People and are currently offering:

  • Communication through Play
  • The Children’s Bereavement Centre Annual Conference 2019

We can also tailor training to specific requirements for a very reasonable price and if you would like to explore this further, please get in touch.

The Children’s Bereavement Centre Annual Conference 2019

‘Building resilience in children experiencing trauma and/or bereavement and those who support them’

Featuring leading practitioners in resilience, our third annual conference will explore the theories behind positive psychology and practical and expressive tools and strategies for building on children’s self-esteem and resilience. In the afternoon this will be followed by developing plans to build on your own resilience and learning about what makes parents and practitioners resilient.

Click HERE to see the full itinerary

Date: Tuesday 26th November 2019

Time: 9am – 4:30pm

Venue: Castle House, 5 Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY

Getting there:

Cost: £140 per person, including lunch, refreshments and training materials.

To download a booking form please click HERE. We can forward an invoice on request if required.


Dr Karen Treisman

Karen is a highly specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the National Health system and children’s services for several years and also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide.

She has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, adversity and attachment and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children.

Karen is the author of “Working with children and adolescents who have experienced relational and developmental trauma” (Routledge, 2016) and the best-selling book “A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Development Trauma: Creative techniques and activities. She has designed a range of workbooks including “Gilly the Giraffe” to help children with self-esteem & confidence, Cleo the Croc to help those who have been hurt and learned to be afraid to let people close, Presley the Pug, to help with emotional regulation, relaxation, calm, mindfulness and finding an emotional safe place and Binnie the Baboon for coping with anxiety, fear, stress and worry.

Karen is an external consultant, trainer, speaker and assessor to a variety of local authorities and national/local organisations and charities. She was awarded the 2018 Psychology Professional of the Year Award for Excellence in Attachment and Trauma.

Professor Angie Hart

Angie is Professor of Child, Family and Community Health and Director of the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice at the University of Brighton. She is also Academic Director of its award winning ‘Community University Partnership Programme’.

Child and family resilience is her area of expertise. She has been awarded numerous co-productive research grants on this topic and is a founding director of Boingboing, a not-for-profit focused on resilience building, by, with and on behalf of people facing major challenges in life.

She is also a community practitioner working with child and family mental health. As the adoptive parent of three children from the care system, she has much experience herself as a service user of health, social care and education services.

She has published widely on health, social care and educational services to disadvantaged children, their families, and their supporters, including practitioners. She was educated at the universities of Sussex, Cambridge and Oxford alongside the most important seat of learning, The University of Life.

 Delegate quotes from our 2018 conference:
“This training was well worth doing, I’m looking forward to next year”.

“I wish I had known this information 25 years earlier.”

“Very interesting and useful. Also extremely thought provoking”

“Very powerful and emotional”

“Great programme and ran like clockwork”


Communication through Play Training:

Our Communication through play training course is suitable for TA’s, Pastoral Care Teachers, SENCO’s or staff with special interest and responsibility for children following bereavement or loss also those who would like to develop their skills and knowledge in this area.

Communication through play training overview.

Date: Thursday 12th March 2020

Times: 10am-4pm

Venue: Children’s Bereavement Centre, 3 Kings Road, Newark, NG24 1EW

Courses are £95 person payable in advance which includes a light lunch, refreshments and resources.

To download a booking form please click HERE

If you require an invoice or further information, please contact Jane on 01636 551739 or email Jane.

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