A multi-agency, inter disciplinary resource for those who work in education, social care, criminal justice or health and to listen to conversations that make a difference. In this podcast we're exploring better ways of working together, sharing emerging research that informs practice while deep diving into empathy, connection and vulnerability.
Episode 1 The Brightness of Stars - Meet Shaunna
The 3rd Ed of The Brightness of Stars is out on 22nd May 2022 and this short series of videos introduces you to some of the contributors.
Meet Shaunna, one of the youngest contributors sharing why taking part was so important to her. The book has brand new contributors bringing the book up to date, reflections from the original contributors and poetry. Shaunna is one of the new contributors.
You can order your copy here....
Season 3, Episode 8 Kate Silverton on why "there's no such thing as naughty"
A deep discussion on parenting, the menopause and translating the science of neurobiology.
Kate on Twitter : @katesilverton
Kate on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katesilverton/
Kate's Book: There's No Such Thing as Naughty
Lisa on Twitter: @_lisacherry
Lisa's Book: Conversations That Make A Difference for Children and Young People
To The Moon and Back Interview Lisa Cherry on her new book
A short interview about the book Conversations That Make a Difference for Children and Young People by contributing organisation, To The Moon and Back.
You can buy the book here:
Here is a review found on Amazon from Dr Christopher Moore:
What an achievement by Lisa Cherry. This book is a must-read for anyone who has a vested interest in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Lisa provides a brief introduction to the areas of attachment, adversity and trauma. These set the scene for the subsequent conversations in each of the three parts of the book. She also provides frequent reflections and points for discussions. I found that there was a real momentum to each chapter. They often left me with food for thought and I was eager to begin reading the next conversation.
One of the greatest strengths of this book is how it dips into various contexts and disciplines and yet the discussions remain accessible and relevant to a range of educators and professionals within health and social care. I have little experience of the criminal justice system, but I found Andi Brierley’s chapter very applicable to common issues such as preventative and multi-agency working. Similarly, the chapter with Pauline Scott and Laura Devennie will speak to those grappling with whole-school and whole-service thinking around staff wellbeing.
The conversational nature of this book is really unique, and this allows it to provide a really rich space for exploring and challenging a range of issues. It goes further than many books about similar topics, as it pulls back the curtain on the complex journey that these headteachers, social workers, therapists and managing directors (to name just some of the professional backgrounds) have experienced.
I appreciated the fact that the conversations did not shy away from the difficulties and setbacks which occurred on these journeys. Change is hard. Systems can be rigid. People can be hesitant to view the world and their own background with a different lens. It is truly refreshing to see these issues discussed openly and honestly. Lisa and her contributors really help to make these experiences tangible. There are also universal themes revealed across this spectrum of conversation which provide hope for the future. Compassion. Understanding. Empathy. Relationships. This book will undoubtedly help you to feel that you can make a difference.
Collective Book Launch - Relationship Focused Practice for all Those Working on the Frontline
A live Book Launch event recorded on Zoom with 5 authors releasing books this year on the subject of trauma, relationships and connection.
and a FREE chapter download:
Season 3, Episode 7 Madeleine Black on victim blaming and ending the shame, stigma and silence associated with sexual violence.
**Warning for listeners** This Episode references violence and abuse towards women and children throughout.
This conversation, while booked weeks ago, is recorded in light of Sarah Everard’s body being found and a Met Police Officer being charged and named.
Reclaim These Streets, having organised the Clapham Vigil which has since been considered illegal by the Met Police, have set up a page to raise £320,000 to donate to women's charitable causes.
Website – www.madeleineblack.co.uk
Book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unbroken-Journey-Shattered-Violence-
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Season 3, Episode 6 Dee Michell and Rosie Canning on Care Experience & Culture
Dee and Rosie join Lisa Cherry to talk about a new Digital Archive called Care Experience and Culture.
Press Release: https://careleaversinfiction.wordpress.com/2021/02/11/care-experience-culture-2/
Dee Michell is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies at the University of Adelaide. She was made a Ward of the South Australian State in 1960 and remained in foster care for 15 years. She worked as an administrator for a multi-national corporation before going to university in her 40s, when she combined study with primary care for her three children. Dee is the first in her families (family of origin and foster family) to go to university.
Rosie Canning is a PhD Candidate Uni of Southampton. The focus of her research is the representations of orphans and care leavers in fiction. She is examining the research through the lens of both creative and critical practice.
Rosie recently worked as a Research Assistant for Aoife O’Higgins in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. They worked on Conversations for care a knowledge exchange project and Care in the time of Covid a project that explored the day to day lives of care experienced adults in the UK during COVID-19. We wanted to know how the care community is coping and what helps them. We also wanted to record their experiences in history.
A Portrait of Care was a collaboration between Dr Aoife O’Higgins, Rosie and The University of Southampton Widening Participation department. It was an online exhibition that ran during National Care leavers Week (NCLW) via Instagram using self-portraiture as a way to combat the negative stereotypes people have about children in care.
Dee and Rosie met online in 2018.
Much needed listen
After meeting Lisa today, her wonderful words and inspiring story led me to this podcast. You will never know how important finding this podcast has been to me as a parent struggling with some of these issues.
Lisa’s informal chatty style has a wonderful way of tackling serious subjects with truly inspirational people. If you work in a multi agency way and believe that relationships are key to your way of working then this pod cast is for you.
Loved the range of subjects all with people who are a making a difference in their practise.
Trauma Recovery Resilience: Lisa Cherry
What an excellent resource for anyone wanting to move out from their silos and engage in meaningful, honest conversations and relationships to share learning and together do our bit to make a difference!