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The making of me

Gain an understanding of the unique challenges that care-experienced children and young people face in forming their identities. Facilitated by Mary-anne Hodd.

Tickets cost: £50 for non-members

Mary-anne Hodd

This session with care-experienced teacher, trainer and speaker Mary-anne Hodd delves into the question of personal identity for care-experienced children and young people.

Mary-anne will examine the unique challenges and opportunities that care-experienced children and young people encounter while shaping and expressing their identities.

Approaching this exploration through a developmental and trauma-responsive framework, you’ll learn how early life experiences, systemic issues, and societal factors influence identity formation; all considered through a lived experience perspective.

By the end, you will have a deeper understanding of the intricate nature of identity formation and be equipped with tools to foster positive outcomes and empowering environments for young people in care and beyond.

There are just 30 available for this Live Classroom so book early to secure your place! 

“True belonging doesn‘t require that we change who we are, it requires that we be who we are.”  – Brene Brown

What will I take away from this Live Classroom?

  • A lived experience perspective into the impact of a childhood in care
  • An understanding of the unique challenges that care-experienced children and young people face in forming their identities
  • Trauma-informed resources and tools to help you navigate early life influences and societal factors in identity formation
  • Skills to build trusting relationships with care-experienced young people, that recognise the importance of a trauma-responsive approach in promoting a sense of security and autonomy.

What people have said about our Live Classrooms

“This is a well-delivered course that has helped me better understand the challenges of identity for children in care and what I can do to support healthy identity development.” Foster carer

 

Please bring along

Pens, paper and curiosity.

About Mary-anne Hodd

Mary-anne is a care-experienced teacher, trainer and speaker. Combining lived experience and psychology, Mary-anne works to support a deeper understanding of, and improved outcomes for, children and young people in care. Her ‘feelings-focused’ work has supported the longevity of placements, halting unplanned endings and contributed to changing narratives of what it means to be care experienced.

Mary-anne’s work educates on themes of connection, identity, and strengths-based, therapeutic care, on subjects such as language, recordings, childhood trauma, transitions and the care journey. From decision-makers and team leaders to foster careers, practitioners and more, Mary-anne’s work is transformative for anyone working with and around children and young people in care.

She is a training practitioner from Trauma Informed Consultancy Services, which offers an extensive range of training sessions related to all aspects of how we can apply a trauma informed framework to settings, services and systems. Trauma Informed Consultancy Services works with education settings, children’s services, criminal justice and adult services.

 

Zoom Access to the Live Classroom

  • You will receive a zoom link to access the live classroom at least 48 hours before the live classroom takes place.
  • Using Zoom: Our Live Classrooms are delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, or need a refresher, take a look at this guidance. If you are planning on attending via a work device, to ensure access is not blocked you may need to seek permission in advance.

Tickets and membership

  • Already a member – This Live Classroom is included in Creative Life Story Work members’ 12 free events per year.
  • Not yet a member – This Live Classroom costs £50 for non-members.
  • Interested in becoming a member? – Find out about becoming a member here.

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Live Classroom: the making of me
£ 50.00
22 available

Event type

Live Classroom

Venue information

This session will be held via Zoom.

We would encourage you to read this document for advice on how to access zoom particularly if you haven’t accessed zoom before. If you are planning on attending via a work device, you may need to seek access permission in advance.

You will receive a zoom link to access the live classroom at least 48hours before the live classroom takes place.

Accessibility

Feel free to contact us prior to the scheduled event date if you have any specific questions or requirements relating to access.