A Smash Life talk covers a whole range of topics and emotions. As well as having a positive message at its core a Smash Life Talk touches on:
Resilience and how we can all build resilience and self care through advice and techniques offered.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s).
Complex Trauma and Trauma and its impact on our mental health, relationships and adulthood.
Physical and emotional childhood abuse.
Parenting; Responding to behaviour.
Foster Carer / Adoption: Helping carers and parents understand children and young people you will love and care for.
A life in Care
School – Good/Bad approaches from teachers and school staff. How we displayed at school and why. What trauma informed approaches we believe work in schools.
Post 16 Journeys
What things saved us from making the wrong choices after our abusive placement. Bucking the ACE’s research and trends.
Safeguarding young people. Signs to look for and how to create an environment where young people feel comfortable to disclose.
A Tale of two placements in care….From an abusive placement to a therapeutic placement.
*Please note due to the content of this talk and the fact it is powerful and touches on a range of sensitive subjects a gentle fore warning for your audience is advised as it can stir a range of emotions in others listening to it.