In this episode, expert guest, Lisa Cherry, discusses childhood adversities and how to improve connections at home. Lisa explains the difference between adversity and trauma and what young people can do to help them recover. Lisa describes the importance of relationships, making connections and having a sense of belonging.
Lisa Cherry is an author, researcher and leading international trainer and consultant, specialising in assisting schools, services, and systems to create change that supports working with the legacy of trauma.
Lisa has been working in Education and Children’s Services for over 30 years and combines academic knowledge and research with professional skills and personal experience. Lisa's MA research looked at the impact on education and employment for care experienced adults who experienced school exclusion as children in the 1970's and 1980's.
Currently, Lisa is undertaking DPhil research at The University of Oxford in the Department of Education, asking the research question "How do care-experienced adults who have been excluded from school understand those experiences of being in care and school exclusion in relation to belonging?"
Lisa is the author of two hugely successful books, Conversations that make a difference for Children and Young People and The Brightness of Stars
Lisa also shares three tips during the episode:
1. The importance of building relational networks.
2. To build self-compassion into our lives.
3. To teach children how to be compassionate to themselves.
The My Family Coach podcasts covers every aspect of children’s behaviour, all in handy 15 minute (ish) bite-sized chunks. Each episode features a new guest chatting about a different aspect of behaviour and leaves you with three handy tips to use at home