The Facts

  • Date: 22 July 2019
  • Time: 09:30-16:30
  • Venue: The Children's Trust, Tadworth Court, Tadworth KT20 5RU
  • Cost: £130 per delegate (including lunch)

SPECS – seeing brain injury clearly

22 July 2019

A psychosocial training day for professionals working with children and young people with brain injury

‘SPECS’ is an acronym for the core psychosocial factors that are important to address in successful neurorehabilitation: Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Spiritual. Psychosocial factors like these are major predictors of long-term outcomes and few training packages exist for professionals that specifically address the unique psychosocial needs of children and young people with acquired brain injury. The importance of addressing the holistic needs of children and young people with long-term neurological conditions through specialist rehabilitation is a major motivator of the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer (2012) “Our Children Deserve Better”. It is imperative that professionals are trained to work to rehabilitate not only the cognitive and physical deficits but understand the intricate interplay between psychosocial support, cognitive recovery and thus long term life course outcomes. It is hoped that providing high-quality psychosocial support will significantly help children and young people and families in the post-acute phase of rehabilitation. Brought to you by the UK’s leading charity for brain injury, The Children’s Trust, this training day aims to increase the skills and confidence of professionals working directly with children and young people, and their families – supporting the ultimate aim of increasing meaningful participation in life and giving professionals the opportunity to scaffold a sense of what the future may hold for families in the longer-term. brain injury

Learning objectives:

  1. To enhance awareness, knowledge, confidence and skills to work effectively with CYP and families affected by acquired brain injury.
  2. To increase knowledge and understanding of the impact of acquired brain injury on family wellbeing  
  3. To explore support to families in adjustment, grief and loss
  4. To develop skills in managing expectations and difficult conversations in neurorehabilitation
  5. To explore complex presentations and situations that challenge us in our work

Who should attend:

Healthcare professionals working with children and young people who have an ABI or PMLD including nurses, clinical nurse specialist, social workers, healthcare assistants, therapists, and teaching assistants

How to book:

To book your space, please click here. For further information on this course, please contact us on 01737 365 000 (ext. 4352) or email enquiries@thechildrenstrust.org.uk RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.
Book your place nowRCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.