Creating the Environment for Recovery for Displaced Children, Young People and Families

About this webinar 

Tuesday 11 October 2022

This event will discuss how to create the environment for recovery for children, young people and families who have experienced trauma as a result of armed conflict and forced displacement.

David Trickey, Co-Director of the UK Trauma Council, will chair the session with keynote speaker, Rachel Calam, Professor Emerita in Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester. Professor Calam’s current research focuses on parenting in families with significant mental health difficulties, parenting in different cultures and countries, and computer-assisted interviewing as a means of helping to give a voice to children.

Professor Calam has recently led the development and dissemination of resources sharing parenting skills information for families affected by the invasion of Ukraine.  

The UK Trauma Council is developing a portfolio of resources to support professionals working with refugee and displaced children, young people and families. Clinical Content Lead Beck Ferrari will give an overview of the resource development.

This event forms part of the activity of the Anna Freud Centre's Northern Hub, celebrating research and practice by colleagues from across the UK.

Who is this event suitable for?

Professionals and carers of children, young people and families who have been exposed to war and conflict, and experienced forced displacement/migration.

Aims of the event

The event will aim to provide professionals with a better understanding of the impact of traumatic events such as exposure to war, conflict and forced migration, how to identify signs of trauma, and support that can be given.

  • 17:00 - 17:05: Welcome and introduction, David Trickey, Co-Director of the UK Trauma Council
  • 17:05 - 17:30: Rachel Calam, Professor Emerita, Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester
  • 17:30 - 17:55: Speaker to be confirmed 
  • 17:55 - 18:10: Beck Ferrari-Woods, Clinical Lead for the UK Trauma Council
  • 18:10 - 18:30: Panel discussion and audience Q&A


Accessibility and registration

There will be automatic subtitles available.

This event will take place on Zoom, a joining link will be sent to you closer to the event date. 

Online registration will close at 13:00 on Tuesday 11 October. Please book your place before this time to secure your place.

System requirements for online event

The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver this webinar. Prior to booking on, please ensure you meet the system requirements so you're able to join this event. Before the webinar, please test your equipment is working by going to and follow the instructions.

11th October 2022
  • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
  • 1.5 hours
  • 17:00 - 18:30 (UK Time)



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