Early Years in Mind: Trauma and Repair Webinar

Thursday 16th June 16:30 - 18:00

Registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to attend please contact for details. 

About this webinar

To acknowledge Infant Mental Health Awareness Week’s theme of ‘Understanding Early Trauma’, the Anna Freud Centre is announcing the next webinar in the free Early Years in Mind series aimed at all early years practitioners.

This webinar will look at: trauma and repair in the early years. We decided to run this event to reflect on how global traumatic events and socio-historic trauma can be present in early years settings as well as developmental trauma.

Early years settings do not exist outside of wider societal structures. It is therefore important to be aware of how inequalities, discrimination and personal biases contribute to trauma, how this affects families, and most importantly, how we as early years practitioners can support with repair.

As early years practitioners, we are in a unique position to support children as they are developing a sense of their own identity and formulating their attitudes about other people. We are also in a position to recognise our own biases and challenge stereotypes so we can support and safeguard children and their families appropriately.

In this webinar, without downplaying the effects of trauma, our panel will acknowledge the realities through a lens of repair. Facilitated by the Chair, Dr Abi Miranda, the panel will discuss a range of topics that highlight best practice in the context of trauma. For example, the panel will discuss effective multi-disciplinary working with social workers, providing a “good enough” online service for adoptive parents, and celebrating nursery cultures that foster belonging and anti-racist practice.

This webinar is part of Early Years in Mind a free online network for early years practitioners. It provides easy to read and easy to use guidance on supporting the mental health of babies, young children and their families. The network was developed by mental health experts at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.


This will be a discussion-based webinar with the chair facilitating questions and answers relating to the topic.


  • Chair: Dr Abi Miranda , Anna Freud Centre
  • Liz Pemberton, The Black Nursery Manager
  • Dr Sarah Peter , Anna Freud Centre
  • Dina Koschorreck , Anna Freud Centre


Who is this event suitable for?

The event will be open to anyone in the early years sector interested in attending. All early years practitioners are welcome including nursery managers and staff, childminders, children centre managers and any other childcare practitioners.


This event will include BSL interpreters. Interpretation will be available for those joining the seminar on a PC or laptop.

There will be automatic subtitles available.

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.

  • 1.5 hours

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