Donna is an HCPC registered Dramatherapist from Roehampton University with an MA in Dramatherapy and is a cross professional Clinical Supervisor in reflective practice. She has worked in clinical and voluntary settings with adults, adolescents and children and delivers training in dramatherapy supervision and trauma work in Lebanon and Scotland. Donna is also the Founder and director of For the Love of a Child (FLOC) a Charity that helps children and their families at home and abroad. FLOC was established by Donna and her husband Tom following the tragic death of their son Samuel, FLOC’S first project “The Sam’s House-Little friendly space Project” was set up in his memory. A Sam’s house offers a safe, therapeutic, play space to little Syrian refugee children (in tented settlement areas) that have experienced trauma due to war, conflict and loss. (www.fortheloveofachild.org
Donna is passionate about training and equipping others to help children, young people and their families deal with the effects of bereavement, trauma and ACES. She has written psycho-social therapeutic programs for parents and professionals to use in educational, voluntary and clinical settiings to help them creatively engage children to process their trauma. Donna is passionate about early intervention and the power of creative stories and play to offer timely interventions to help children who are stuck developmentally in their trauma and help them build trust, explore and express their pain so they can build resilience and hope for the future.
Donna is the author of a children's story “The Listening Stone“ That has now been developed into a 10 week therapeutic program. For pre-school and primary school children. It Utilises all the art forms including Story, play movement drama puppets and music and art.
Donna is a wife and mother of three children, Joy, Zoe and Jacob. She loves Coffee, vodka and tonic with friends, the theatre and is an active member of her church. Though life is busy Donna’s new motto is to embrace the chaos and it helps.
Resilience will be screened prior to talk (from 6-7.15pm), talk will start 7.30pm.
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Resilience & Donna Jennings talk
Event Location: Lecture Theatre 115. Gardyne Campus, Dundee and Angus College , Dundee , Scotland , DD5 1NY