EmBRACE in an Educational Setting
'I know their behaviour has improved in school. Not just their beaviour, but their attitudes towards school and what school can do for them. And the way they deal with staff. Taking it slowly before they lose their temper.'
What the teachers said:
'For the kids that have taken part in the programme, it seems to be really helpful for them. They seem happier getting on with things. One of them is starting to write a diary. They just really seem to be engaging with the programme and it's getting results. For two or three of them, it's just opened their eyes and made them realise that it wasn't their fault. It does make them more resilient.'
'When things were starting to not go his way, you could say to him 'think about what you've been doing with EmBRACE and how you could deal with this better'. And he was able to.'
'We're very proud of the EmBRACE project, which has been very good for us as a school. We like to think that we are very innovative, but it's made us realise our strengths and we are very proud to be at the forefront of a change of thinking. We'll see more of the effect of the project over the years to come.'
Is your school traum-informed? Become ACE informed and EmBRACE.
EmBRACE (Emotionally Resilient to Adverse Childhood Experiences) is a specialised support package for schools which takes a universal approach to being ACE Informed.
The Public Health Sector has invested time and funding studying Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Their research shows that there is a strong link between ACEs and poor physical and mental health, chronic disease, lower academic success in childhood and into adulthood.
They have now extended their research, which focuses on working collaboratively within the education sector, and recognised the significant role schools can play in driving forward the ACE agenda.
I was fortunate enough to be commissioned to write and deliver a pilot specialised support package for schools which takes a universal approach to being ACE informed. EmBRACE (Emotionally Resilient to Adverse Childhood Experiences) is a specialised support package for schools which takes a universal approach to being ACE Informed.
The success and the impact of the EmBRACE project was shared at the recent ‘Northwest Adverse Childhood Experiences Conference, hosted by Public Health England’.
EmBRACE focuses on three main components: A Strategic Approach; Pedagogy – Staff Training; Student focus. If you would like to find out more information about EmBRACE please see the attached flyer. I would also be more than happy to discuss the project further with you with a view to looking at how the implementation of EmBRACE can benefit your own school.