With Kids 10th Birthday Conference on Children and Childhood

Many Play Therapists are now training in Story Massage as a fun and effective addition to their work. For the past three years we have run our training sessions at With Kids in Glasgow working closely with practitioners and students offering Play Therapy early interventions for children. We are delighted to share news of the With Kids 10th Birthday Conference. ‘A Wean’s World’: A Conference on Children and Childhood.

Date: Friday September 7th 2018
Time: 9.30am to 4pm (registration 9.00am to 9.30am)
Venue: The Old Sheriff Court (Scottish Youth Theatre), Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TF
Price: £95 per person (concessions available, please enquire) Lunch included

Tickets:  via Eventbrite here: With Kids 10th Birthday Conference

More information: please contact info@withkids.org.uk

To celebrate their 10th birthday With Kids are holding a conference on children and childhood exploring their work over the past 10 years. ‘A Wean’s World’ will include experiential workshops, talks and presentations giving an overview of their work. There will be discussions around the how and why of children’s behaviour, the benefits of early intervention through therapeutic approaches and why it is important as professionals to keep the child at the centre of our work.


Attendees will be able to participate in two workshops.

Workshop 1:  ‘Haud yer Wheest’: Keeping the child in mind and at the centre of complex multi-disciplinary cases
Workshop 2:  ‘Talk of the Steamie’: How to engage and support parents and carers.
Workshop 3:  ‘Ye comin’ or goin’: Recognising and preventing the repeating cycles of trauma in children
Workshop 4:  ‘Awa with the fairies’: Entering the child’s world through symbolic play
Workshop 5:  ‘Aw right pal’: The benefits of play therapy
Workshop 6:  ‘Ye dancin? – Ye askin?’: The use of non verbal communication in building relationships.
Workshop 7:  ‘I’ve got a heid full of mince’: Neurobiology and brain development in children

More about With Kids

With Kids, a Scottish based children’s mental health charity was set up in 2008 in response to what we now call ACE’s (adverse childhood experiences). Now entering their tenth year delivering Play Therapy early interventions, With Kids have worked with and supported thousands of children, parents and carers, liaised with hundreds of Head Teachers, teachers and support staff as well as statutory and voluntary agencies. Their work has given a unique insight and first hand experience of the difficulties that children in Scotland can face and enabled us to target a service in a way that is most meaningful to the children they support. In 2016 they started running the Msc in Play Therapy in collaboration with Queen Margaret University and next year will see the first trench of qualified Play Therapists graduate.

Training in Story Massage at With Kids

Our next dates for Story Massage training at With Kids are November 7th, 8th or 9th 2018. More information here: Story Massage at With Kids. 



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