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Supporting children and young people as they transition to civilian life

Tuesday 19th, November 2024 - Tuesday 19th, November 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Teacher Training Virtual Events

Forces Children Scotland invites educators and professionals to attend a free online webinar to introduce the experiences and views of children and young people from armed forces and veteran families communities.

This co-learning event explores the child’s experience when their serving parent leaves active service with the armed forces, exploring the impact of this transition on the child’s identity and how they can be welcomed into their new civilian lives.

This accredited session will introduce what transitioning to Veteran or civilian status means for Armed Forces families. The co-learning space will provide opportunities for participants to learn from each other and to reflect on the information provided by young people.

Who is this event for?

Anyone with an interest in this subject is invited to join us at this learning session. However, we encourage anyone who has contact with children from the veteran community to attend, so that young people in this community with experience of this transition are better identified and supported.

Key Learning

  • An introduction to why and how the serving parent might leave the armed forces.
  • An exploration of each stage of this transition including the period before leaving, the process of leaving and arriving in their new veteran family life.
  • An explanation of what a transition to civilian life can look like.
  • Listening to insights from children and former serving personnel to help understand this transition, including learning from our Ruby Boots peer mentor project.
  • Identification of practical solutions that may help professionals support young people making this move to civilian life.

On completion of the webinar, there is an opportunity to give feedback and a certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.

Please contact for further information.