Exploring the Impact of Trauma on Parents When Faced with Separation

Workshop Details

Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2024

Time: 9:30

Location: Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Cost: €22.50 – to be paid on booking through eventbrite

Availability: 30 places

More Information

This workshop is for all front line practitioners working to support children/parents post-separation (Family Support/Youth Work/Early Years/Therapeutic Supports/etc).

The Facilitator – Margaruete Kirwan

Margaruete Kirwan is passionate about supporting parents who are struggling and may be losing heart. She has fifteen years experience working with children and families, as well as a Master’s in Human Development and a Higher Diploma in Systemic Psychotherapy.

Margaruete is currently completing training in attachment theory. She is a part-time lecturer at Maynooth University in Trauma Informed Education and Narrative Practice. She also delivers bespoke training workshops for professionals and families. Her trainings are guided by her interest in trauma therapy, narrative practice and attachment theory.

The workshop will help to unpack how a parents own experience of trauma in their earlier life can impact on how they manage and cope with separation. In turn exploring the impact this has on parenting and outcomes for children post separation, as parents often struggle and can seem to remain ‘stuck’ in the conflict. The workshop content will apply trauma therapy, narrative practice, and attachment theory in supporting our understanding of trauma in our work with separated families.

This is an interactive workshop, with room to ask questions, while also creating a space to understanding the theory of trauma and how it applies in some cases of separated parents.