UPDATE: Please note that due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 and its associated worldwide restrictions, this event has now been postponed, with a provisional date set for 7-8 September 2021 at the SEC Glasgow. 

We will continue to update this page with more information about the event as it becomes available. Updates can also be found at www.morethanmytrauma.com

Staf is delighted to be one of the six partnership organisations bringing Dr Bruce Perry to Scotland as part of the More Than My Trauma conference in Glasgow, set provisionally for 7-8th September 2021.

What is the More Than My Trauma conference?

As a country we have become increasingly aware of the impact of adversity and trauma on our children, young people and families.

Adversity and trauma can deeply affect individuals, families, groups and communities, lessening life chances and losing the vital contributions from everyone that we need to thrive as a nation.

We believe that everyone can recover from adversity and trauma with the right support and a focus on strengths and capabilities.

That’s why we’re delighted that Scotland will host this unique international conference – More Than My Trauma is an opportunity to bring everyone with an understanding of adversity together to explore how we promote and support recovery from trauma.

This exciting two-day conference will drive enduring organisational change in Scotland towards the development of truly trauma-responsive services for our children and young people.

What will happen at the conference?

We are delighted that Dr Bruce Perry will lead an internationally-renowned line-up of speakers. Dr Perry is recognised across the world as a leading expert on trauma and supporting recovery.

Not only will delegates gain a deeper knowledge of the latest theory and neuroscience on trauma but they will leave with an understanding of how to apply this in practice. So, as well as keynote speakers, we’ll provide opportunities to learn more in smaller sessions.

The conference will also focus on how to develop and implement trauma informed leadership through trust, compassion and positive relationships. By promoting an understanding of the uniqueness of individual qualities and experiences of colleagues, managers and senior leaders, delegates will learn how to be trauma informed leaders within their own teams, organisations and sectors.

We are also developing ways to ensure the meaningful participation of children and young people at the conference, including using the latest technology to make the conference as inclusive as possible.

Who is hosting the conference?

The conference is being delivered by a partnership of organisations with direct experience of strengthening workforce understanding of adversity and supporting children, young people and families to recover from trauma.

Alongside Staf the partnership includes: Children in ScotlandKibble, Clackmannanshire Educational Psychology Service, Aberlour and Seamab.