Saturday 6 March 2021, SSAFA Online will present a talk on supporting children and young people during a crisis with Sara Cook and Joe Wilmot.

The virtual online talk is available to all SSAFA’s three support groups or those who are eligible to be a member of the groups. For further information, please go to: ssafa.org.uk/get-help/militaryfamilies/bereavement-support-groups

This session will focus on:

• Giving an explanation on how children and young people react to trauma and crisis

• Tools for providing practical support to children and young people

The talk will be led by Sara Cook and Joe Wilmot.

Sara is a lecturer and field director for the Conflict Transformation Certificate Program at St. Mary’s University, Texas. Sara’s work has involved facilitating dialogue and storytelling encounters with diverse groups of people impacted by the conflict in Northern Ireland, including former security forces, ex-prisoners and those bereaved or injured. She also provides training in trauma-informed resiliency work to mental health practitioners, educators and non-profit leaders, training people from all around the world.

Joe is a highly experienced and qualified practitioner, working as a trainer, supervisor, coach, mediator and mentor. From frontline delivery to management, he has experience of working in the Third Sector and over a decade of working for a local authority in Youth Services, Education and Family Services.

To attend, please register by emailing by Friday 26 February: supportgroups@ssafa.org.uk

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