Hayley Walton – “How will we be together?” – Unconscious bias and the impact of racial trauma on young people

About the Session

This input will focus on understanding and sitting with our own unconscious bias in the classroom, the impact of racial trauma on our pupils and how we, as key attachment figures in the lives of young people, can embrace and celebrate the richness of culture and diversity.

About Hayley

Hayley has a keen interest in trauma and how early intervention can support children and young people. After teaching in primary schools in inner-city Birmingham and other areas of the West Midlands, Hayley spent time working with the National Probation Service and supporting children and young people at Black Country Women’s Aid. Her role as Education Delivery Manager & Trauma Informed Lead within the West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit involves supporting educational settings to understand risk factors to serious youth violence, how young people’s behaviour is a tool for communication and is deeply committed to reducing social inequalities and promoting equity for all.

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