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Thu 09 Dec

Transgenerational Trauma


The course has been funded by the HSCP Office, HSE. As such, places are available to social workers in the publicly funded healthcare service only. Tusla staff are not eligible to apply

This course is fully booked.

This online course will take place over four sessions

  • 9th December 1.30 - 5.30pm
  • 7th January 9 - 1pm
  • 28th January 1.30 -5.30pm
  • 18th February 9

Learning Outcomes

Participants will 

1) Understand the latest research and findings around intergenerational trauma

2) Consider how intergenerational trauma impacts on the health and wellbeing of individual service users/patients

3) Use this understanding to support the person in recognising and regulating their trauma symptoms, and consider new strategies and responses to stressors

About the Facilitator

Aoife Bairéad is a social worker specialising in trauma and attachment. Her interest in working with children with attachment issues, developmental trauma and emotional dysregulation has brought her to work in a variety of different settings; to Vietnam managing an Art and Music Project for children with emotional, physical and mental health needs; to New York undertaking mediation and group work with at risk teens and their families; as a social care worker with teenagers in residential care in Ireland, and most recently as a child protection social worker and then social work team leader with Tusla.

Aoife is a qualified Social Worker, and has additional qualifications and training in attachment assessments (AAI, SAA, Meaning of the Child, Care Index, Narrative Story Stems), as well as interventions for children and adults with trauma histories and attachment issues; Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT). In 2018 Aoife set up Minds in Mind, specialising in attachment and trauma informed assessment and intervention for children and their families.