Wiltshire’s own trauma parenting expert takes centre stage at London event

By Anita Jaynes on 20 August, 2015

Trauma parenting expert Jane Evans, recently featured in Channel 5’s series My Violent Child, will be a guest speaker at a London conference about domestic violence next week (August 27).

Jane, who lives in Wiltshire but works across the UK and internationally, is becoming recognised as an authority on parenting, particularly for children and parents who have suffered trauma.

She’s been invited to speak at the Free Your Mind event at City Hall, London on Thursday August 27 between 6pm and 9.30pm.

Free Your Mind is a community interest company which supports and campaigns on behalf of children and young people affected by domestic violence and mental health issues.

Jane has strong views on how to be a good parent and how to help children deal with trauma. She’s published two books to help adults and very young children explore ‘big’ feelings and is currently writing her third book.

She utterly rejects strategies such as ‘reward’ and ‘star charts’ and ‘the naughty step’. She’s recently been outspoken on Twitter about a Channel 4 series The Three Day Nanny.

“I’ll be talking about the impact on the child’s developing brain of living with domestic violence and how this may cause mental illness,” Jane said.

“There are strong links between trauma and high anxiety, depression, self harm and many other mental health issues.

“We need to put our trauma glasses on. Without them we can often see the wrong thing and diagnose conditions such as ADHD, OCD, Asperger’s when trauma may be the root cause of a child’s behaviour.”

Details of the event can be found by clicking here