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Empowering educators to support children who have experienced trauma.

I'm Sarah, founder of Calming the Storm.  

My aim is to provide support to educators - anyone who is working with and supporting children who have experienced trauma - to help them to thrive. 

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about training for your setting, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Child Poverty - The Facts

This week's Trauma Aware Monday post is another in my series about ACE's. It looks at what is, sadly, a pressing topic - children living...

An Introduction to ACEs

Following on from my Trauma Aware Monday post, here is a short introductory video on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Want to learn...

Managing Mother's Day

Sunday marks Mother's Day here in the UK - a day on which we celebrate our mothers. Personally, it's always been a positive day when I...

They're Only Human After All

So yesterday I posted on Twitter (not unusual) but this post got a lot of attention. In one day, I'd seen two separate posts on social...

Why Adoption isn’t a Magic Wand

Many times in my career I’ve said to teachers, teaching assistants and parents that there is no magic wand. Children are unique human...

A Letter to MPs everywhere

Dear Boris Johnson, Will Quince, Paul Scully and all Members of Parliament, notafictionalmum is tirelessly campaigning for equal rights...

Getting Back to School

The return to school after the Christmas holidays can be a real challenge. Christmas is full of joy and excitement, changes in routines,...

Christmas

We are well on our way to Christmas now and I'm sure you've started preparing for it. For children who've experienced trauma,...

Books, Books, Books

I‘m a big advocate of a good book - I buy lots of books from fiction to non-fiction for me as an adult and lots of children's books for...

It's More Than Just One Week a Year

This week is anti-bullying week in the UK. Yesterday my little boy went to school in his odd socks - it took a long time for us to get...

Where shall I begin?

Well the beginning is probably the best place! I’m Sarah and I’m currently a teaching headteacher, SENDCo of 13 years, licensed Thrive...

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Father and Son

Vincent Van Gogh

“There is peace even in the storm.”

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