Tammy Banks, AoCPP Interim Consultant Director, talks to Dr Karen Treisman about how children, families and practitioners are coping with the stress and trauma brought by COVID-19 and what to expect as we come out of lockdown.

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Welcome to Association of Child Protection Professionals' Podcast, a weekly podcast where we, alongside guest hosts, share with you what you need to know in child protection and safeguarding.

This episode is a Special Episode. In these special episodes, we take a more focused look at a singular issue that professionals working with children and families need to know about. These are often specific and urgent – so we’ll be talking with a professional at the forefront of the issue.

In this episode, Tammy Banks, AoCPP Interim Consultant Director talks to Dr Karen Treisman about how children, families and practitioners are coping with the stress and trauma brought by COVID-19 and what to expect as we come out of lockdown.

Dr Karen Treisman is a Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS and children’s services for many years.

Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, childhood adversity and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems and children in or on the edge of care, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people and adopted children.

Karen also supports organisations in developing trauma-informed, infused and responsive practice. She is an external consultant, trainer, speaker and assessor to a variety of local authorities and organisations including Barnardos, PAC-UK, AdoptionPlus and many others. She also is the author of eight books, including the bestselling book “The therapeutic treasure box”, and three sets of therapeutic card decks.

This year Karen was awarded the Youth Psychology Professional of the Year.

Tammy Banks is Director of Taye training and Founder of the Training 4 Influence methodology. Alongside being AoCPP Interim Director she also leads Taye Training and sits on the Parliamentary Committee for Standards.

Would you like to learn more from this discussion? If you are a member, you can access extra resources created by our podcast guests and kindly made accessible to AoCPP members via our members website.

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For those listening in the future, this episode is being recorded and published while the UK (and the world) is deep in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many frontline professionals are finding themselves overworked, time poor and confused as government guidance is changing daily. To alleviate the pressure child protection professionals are under, we have created the AoCPP Podcast, which will provide support to these professionals who continue to serve vulnerable children and families in unprecedented circumstances.

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