On October 2nd 2021 Dr Sarah Temple hosted an 'all Emotions are OK' webinar for parents and carers
Before you watch the recordings below you might want to check out the pre-webinar flexi learning and
find out about The Hand Model .
Quote from Shane Dangar - ( Young Person with lived experience of growing up with neurodiversity):
“I would like to add to the record that young people can gain labels like autism ADHD and others and that this can be a double-edged sword because although for many the knowledge of their individual difference can be truly empowering, those labels can lead people in that young person’s ecosystem to assume there are "correct" ways to work with that person. Its important to remember that all young people Special Educational Needs or not are individuals and what works for one may not work for another.”
The first webinar (90 minutes)
On November 6th we ran the second part of the webinar (90 minutes)
the webinars were funded by Somerset County Council, Early Years for Somerset parents and carers
Professor John Gottman's research has shown that an Emotion Coaching parenting style can influence a child's emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and control our emotions, as well as being able to communicate with others about feelings. Children with good emotional intelligence have better emotional, social and physical functioning, as well as fewer behavioural difficulties.
To find out more about emotion coaching click here for our e-learning portal
School Readiness Project
In 2021 EHCAP was funded by Public Health to run a school readiness pilot in Yeovil.
This pilot has now been extended to the whole of Somerset. The referral criteria this year:
- Parents, carers,Public Health Nurses, Midwifery Team or Early Years settings notice that a child is struggling with their emotions and are concernend that they may have difficulty settling into reception
- Mum is pregnant
In Somerset nearly 200 staff from health and care services including head teachers, teachers, GPs, health visitors, parent family support workeres, family support workers have trained to facilitate Tuning in to Kids or Tuning in to Teens Emotion Coaching parent groups.