“Delinquency is a sign of hope”? Turning on the light in the darkest times

An online event from The Mulberry Bush and Orb8.

Maintaining hope and keeping going when working with distressed children.

Learning objectives:

Understanding behaviour as communication

Challenging our own narrative of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ behaviour

Learning from the work of Donald Winnicott

Working with a range of troubling behaviours 


10.00 Welcome and introductions.

10.10 – 10.30 Joanna Foster: Children who set fires – arsonists, delinquents or else misunderstood – Managing Director, FABTIC, Working with children and families, specialising in firesetting behaviour

10.30 – 10.40 Q&A

10.40 – 11.00 Small group discussion

11.00 – 11.20 John Diamond: CEO The Mulberry Bush, Difficult behaviours as hopeful messages – reflections on the work of D.W Winnicott

11.20 – 11.30 Q&A

11.30 – 11.50 Small group discussion

11.50 – 12.00 Short Break

12.00 – 12.20 Carolyn Mears: Author, public speaker, researcher: Trauma Recovery

12.20 – 13.00 Q&A and Plenary discussion – where do we go from here?


10:00 am

Online via Zoom

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