Adoptive Mum to two wonderful children, qualified teacher, experienced trainer and trauma specialist Emma Spillane sees consistency and partnership working as essential to providing vulnerable children with the best possible chance to thrive.
Emma works in a highly practical, solutions-focused, but compassionate way to help families and education professionals to understand more about: the impact of trauma, ways in which trauma may present in a school setting and beyond, and through sharing strategies to support a vulnerable child (and indeed all those caring for them) with their emotional regulation.
Emma has made guest appearances on several podcasts, including Halcyon Education’s popular ‘Mental Health in Schools’ series, and written chapters sharing her personal story of coming to parenting through adoption for the bestselling book ‘Not The Only One’ (maternal mental health stories, poems and songs compiled by Rachel Mason) and for new book ‘Bounce Back Journey of Parenting’ (due for publication Summer 2022).
When not studying, working with trauma in some capacity, spending time with friends and family, or simply being mum, Emma enjoys singing and walking the family cockapoo (though rarely at the same time!).