Anxiety and school refusal
Aqualma Murray is a specialist in children’s mental health and wellbeing. She offers an insight into the impact of anxiety on children who are hindered from attending school. The session focuses on the causes of children’s mental health issues and stressors, as well as policies, practices and tools that can help.
3 takeaways from Aqualma’s training session
– Understand the impact of trauma and distress that may manifest as Anxiety issues for school children –
– Develop a whole school approach to address Anxiety issues in School that hinders attendance by pupils –
– Get insight on the tools, skills and abilities required by individual professionals to address the needs of children with Anxieties and school refusal –
This session is aimed at Senior Leaders, SENCOs, parents/carers and other educational professionals working with children with SEND.
Watch this preview of Aqualma’s presentation…
This session was originally presented live at one of our online Virtual SEND Conferences.
About the Creator
Aqualma Murray / Local Authority Designated Child Protection Officer
Aqualma Murray has international experience in social work and has been in the social work field for over 30 years. She is currently working as a Local Authority Designated Child Protection Officer (LADO). Additionally, Aqualma is also a training and community partnership officer for a London Local Authority. She specialises in counselling survivors of sexual abuse and trauma due to abuse, loss or exploitation.
Aqualma Murray progressed to become a trainer and consultant addressing issues of abuse, challenging behaviour, mental health, children’s rights, anti-discriminatory and diversity issues. She implements policies and procedures, in relation to matters of legislation and law, as well as empowerment for staff and service users.
Aqualma’s training style is dynamic and inclusive and valuing of what participants bring and share. You can find out more about Aqualma here.
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