Training & Education

Resiliency Enabling Approaches for Children & Young People (REACH)

Juliette has a particular interest in the topic of resilience and runs an in-depth training course called “REACH” (‘Resiliency Enabling Approaches for Children & Young People’).

For further information on the REACH course, please see the REACH Flyer and the REACH Curriculum-2020-21.  A ‘train the trainer’ option exists for Educational Psychologists wishing to cascade REACH in their area.  Please see below for testimonials about the REACH and other training courses.  

REACH Practitioners

REACH Practitioners are dedicated individuals who work to support the resilience of vulnerable children and young people, and who have attended all six modules of the REACH training course.  They are equipped with the psychological knowledge and skills they require to embed effective trauma informed, resiliency enabling approaches in their schools and settings.

They are encouraged to:

  1. Keep refreshing their knowledge and reading around the topics covered
  2. Maintain and fine-tune their skills by actively practicing them
  3. Reflect on their practice as a ‘REACH Practitioner’ through regular Reflective Supervision
  4. Most of all, to reach out intuitively to those who need it…

REACH Practitioners have an awareness not only of adversity and trauma, but also of the approaches that are vital in supporting young people to do well, despite their risk factors.   They are familiar with the five main ‘Roots of Resilience’ and why it is so important to view vulnerable children and young people through a lens of resilience.  

To learn more about the concept of resilience, Juliette has created two YouTube videos that you can view here.

REACH Resources

For a free Roots of Resilience Framework to use to assess and promote the resilience of vulnerable students in schools please click on the link.  A more detailed Roots of Resilience Measure (RRM) for use with students is also available. A child-friendly worksheet of the Roots of Resilience framework can be accessed here: My Roots of Resilience.  A ‘Nurturing Resilience Card Deck’ has been created to accompany these resources, and is available from Amazon (Routledge).

In addition, Juliette has developed a ‘Therapeutic Storyboard Technique’ (Ttofa) for REACH Practitioners to use to support a young person after a difficult or adverse event. This combines what they have learnt throughout the course, including trauma informed approaches, empathic or ‘deep listening’, attunement, cogntive behavioural therapy techniques, strengths-based approaches, and emotion coaching.

Juliette has created some free, child-friendly worksheets that are ‘ready-to-use’ for times when the ability to be creative is impacted:

Other popular training courses that can be delivered to a range of different settings & organisations, including education, social care & the police include:

  • ACEs, Developmental Trauma & Trauma Informed Approaches
  • “The Roots of Resilience” – Nurturing the Resilience of Vulnerable Students
  • Supporting Children & Young People with Attachment Needs in Schools
  • Sensory Approaches for Helping with Emotional Regulation
  • Trauma Informed Approaches to Care & Therapeutic Parenting (Parents / Carers)

For feedback about Juliette’s training, please read the testimonials provided below.

REACH Testimonial

“Having trained with Juliette as an ELSA and holding her in such high regard as an engaging, informed and empathetic teacher, I was eager to take up the opportunity to be a part of the first cohort of the REACH course! The delivery of the course using a combination of information, exercises and videos was engaging and enjoyable and enabled a feeling of connection with the rest of the group. I found the sharing of reading and resources particularly valuable for my ongoing professional development.
The content provided an opportunity to extend and deepen my knowledge of  Resilience, Trauma and Connection, consolidating the content covered in the ELSA course and is invaluable to supporting my role working therapeutically with children. 
I highly recommend this Course to anyone working in educational settings.”
– ELSA & School Counsellor

REACH Testimonial

“Thank you very much Juliette,

I found the course to be excellent at many levels, including breadth  depth, relevance, coherence and understandibility of content, well-thought out flow and sequence, fun, security, presence, and authenticity conveyed by yourself as trainer and introduction to many new perspectives, concepts, and links. Well done. I think the emphasis on the relational activism philosophy and practice and the named ethos of your practice bring credit to the profession as a whole.
– Educational Psychologist

REACH Testimonial

Just wanted to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed the REACH course. I have learnt many new things, but it also helped me connect the dots to the concepts I have learnt in university. I feel like I can now explain these in a much simpler manner so that others who have less psychological knowledge can understand. I found it very emotional at times and the course helped me identify strengths I did not know I had to build on my resilience. I loved the underlying message that there is always hope even if children and people have experienced dark times. You spread this message so passionately throughout and I wish I will be able to do the same in my new job and hopefully continue into my practise when I become an educational psychologist.  Thank you for being so warm and welcoming as well. I felt I could ask you any question without judgement and you always answered above and beyond. I found you very inspiring and hope I can continue your enthusiasm.”

– Assistant Educational Psychologist

REACH Testimonial

“Loved it!”

– Wellbeing & Families Manager

REACH Testimonial

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the resilience training…it was both amazing and informative…your passion for enabling children and adults shines through….I have learned valuable skills that will help me move forward in helping the most vulnerable children and gain a better understanding of the work I do….if only this could be rolled out to all staff and pupils!”  

– School Counsellor & ELSA

REACH Testimonial

“I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying the training! I’m finding it the perfect balance between revisiting content that I’m already familiar with and taking my knowledge and understanding to the next level. There is so much psychology-informed theory in it which is great, but plenty of practical applications too which is often what schools want. Thank you 🙂 I  would wholeheartedly recommend the training to other EPs and – I don’t know how you’ve managed it – but you’ve certainly created a safe and relaxed space for the online training. I don’t think that’s necessarily easy to do!
– Educational Psychologist 

REACH Testimonial

“Training was brilliant, loved it all. Juliette was inspiring.”

– Educational Psychologist

REACH Testimonial

“It is an amazing and relevant topic particularly at the present time. First time training via zoom, and that made it slightly more difficult, but I loved it and Juliette is amazing , and so knowledgeable.”

– REACH Participant / Practitioner

REACH Testimonial

“The training has been excellent and thought provoking.”

– Educational Psychologist

REACH Testimonial

The course was a pleasure, maybe that’s not quite the right word given the content, but the way you made it work and delivered it was a pleasure!” 
– SENDCo 

 

REACH Testimonial

I really enjoyed the course and you are a fantastic facilitator.”

– Wellbeing Practitioner

 

REACH Testimonial

“I would like to say anyway that the courses were both informative and fun, it was pitched at a level to aid understanding, and the mix of different types of activity reinforced my comprehension, the input from fellow students was valued and accepted without judgement by Juliette .

The sessions also provided ideas for background reading and further resources. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this training for anyone who works with or has an interest in trauma.”

– ELSA & School Counsellor

REACH Testimonial

“Of all the training I’ve done in recent years, this feels like it could make a real difference.”

– Teaching Partner

Resilience Training

One of the best training courses I have been on for a very long time and totally relevant to my role…Amazing couple of days, thank you.”

-Police Community Support Officer

Resilience Training

Easily the best training course I have done in a very long time.”

-Police Officer

Attachment & Trauma Informed Approaches

Amazing course, delivered by an amazing lady! Juliette has such an extensive knowledge and was able to share this with us, despite the limited time we had… Juliette’s delivery kept us all engaged and she was sensitive to the content and how it may affect people. We were all very sad that it ended…The course has affected the provision in all three of my schools and enabled me to offer support to colleagues and families in an informed way! Thank you Juliette!

– SENDCo

Attachment & Trauma Informed Approaches

This superb training should be compulsory to anyone working with young people. Juliette’s passion for her subject was evident. She is hugely knowledgeable and I couldn’t wait for the next session. I only wish we could have had more!”

– SENDCo

Attachment & Trauma Informed Approaches

So interesting and inspiring!”

-Teaching Assistant

Attachment & Trauma Informed Approaches

Just a quick note to thank you so much for providing the training. The sessions were all so informative, interesting and enjoyable and have inspired me to want to find out more. You are truly inspiring and passionate about your work and it is clear to see you have a vast knowledge on the subject of the course. I do hope to attend another of your courses in the future, as this course stands out as my favourite to date and I couldn’t wait to attend the next session! Thank you!”

– Family Support Worker