Stephen Hughes

Trainer, Speaker

Stephen is a Senior Youth Development Officer with the Youth Work Alliance, the headquarters for the voluntary sector youth services. Stephen studied at Manchester University and secured his Masters at Ulster University in 2004. Stephen has vast experience of working with young people suffering from the exposure to various traumas. He has worked with a variety of partners in health, education and employment and has developed a model of intervention with youth at risk that has proved to be successful in supporting their social, emotional and physical needs. He is a licensed trainer in Circle of Courage, a trauma based approach to developmental youth work and a Social Gaming and anti-gambling trainer.

Stephen is a director of Youthworks, a site Director for Amizade International, sits on the Board of Govenors at St. Joseph’s Primary School and has over 30 years practice as a youth work professional. He is a father of two and a grandfather to one who consume all his free time and are his greatest joy in life.

13:30

Monday 21 June

Live Panel Discussion with Vivian McKinnon & Stephen Hughes

"Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstaood and untreated cause of human suffering" - Peter A Levine PhD

Exploring trauma in young people/communities/vulnerable adults and how as a society we can break the cycle and bring about healing.

17:00

Monday 21 June

Live Panel Discussion with Vivian McKinnon & Stephen Hughes

What are the main challenges faced by educators, community staff and those dealing directly with traumatised individuals? What can we do to bring about change? What is happening on the ground and highlight the success stories.