Betsy de Thierry is a psychotherapist with over 20 years' experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and adults. She is also a qualified primary teacher and this combination of education and therapeutic expertise alongside a commitment to seeing people recover from traumatic experiences has led her to pioneer charities and projects that support children and families. She founded the Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC), a charity that offers therapy and alternative education to children and young people who have been impacted by trauma. Betsy is a sought after trainer who delivers training nationally on the issues of trauma and recovery.
"This excellent book explains the continuum of trauma clearly in all its complexity in succinct and straightforward terms, drawing on the latest thinking and research in neuroscience. It shows how teachers, while not specialist mental health professionals, can provide skilled and effective help within school and the classroom to children and young people for them to recover from trauma. It recognises the pressure on teachers and schools to meet national educational objectives, which can all too easily ignore the particular history and personal needs of individual pupils. The knowledge and skills within this book will enable the busiest teachers to both recognise and to effectively respond to these particular needs, and of equal importance to develop their own skills in reflection and shared learning." Bill McKitterick - Author, Social Worker and former Director of Social Services for Bristol