Our 2021 Conference took place on Friday 19th March, via Zoom due to covid-19.

We have collated resources shared on the day, including speaker presentations and links which were mentioned throughout the conference and hope you find this useful.

Dr Karen Treisman, MBE Specialist Clinical Psychologist
Dr Geraldine Butcher, Midwife

Presentation slides (Trigger Warning: this presentation contains a link to a video which could potentially be triggering. Please practice self-care and keep yourselves safe).  This video was optional to watch at the conference and so we ask you to bear that in mind if choosing to watch later. Acknowledgement to Dr Kathryn Gutteridge who permitted use of some of her slides for this presentation.


James Docherty, Community Justice Advisor for Community Justice Scotland and Development Officer for Violence Reduction Unit

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit: http://www.svru.co.uk/

Link to book mentioned during James’ session: Please, Daddy, No – https://amzn.to/3c5QA2t

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Self Care Checklist

Panel Discussion with Theresa Talbot, Michael J. Malone, Alex Gwyther and Matthew McVarish

Theresa’s book: The Quiet Ones – The Quiet Ones (Oonagh O’Neil Book 3) eBook: Talbot, Theresa: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Michael’s book: In the Absence of Miracles – In the Absence of Miracles: Amazon.co.uk: Michael J. Malone: 9781912374793: Books

Matthew’s book: The Truth That No One Tells Teenagers: Ten Facts Every Teen Victim Has the Right to Know – https://amzn.to/38Y6olD

Trailer for Alex Gwyther’s one man play ‘Ripped’ – RIPPED – new play by Alex Gwyther – YouTube

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Other links/books/websites mentioned within the chat


The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Emily Nagosi  book called Burnout – highly accessible bit of work for therapists and clients, also available to listen to on Brene Brown Unlocking Us podcast


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