Pride and Joy: Wellbeing for our Gifted Rainbow Kids


Vanessa White

Specialist educator in gifted education
New Zealand



An important exploration from Vanessa White of research, needs and supports for a seldom-addressed group of the gifted community.


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About Vanessa White


Vanessa White is a specialist educator in gifted education, who advocates fiercely for the infusion of trauma-informed practices across all spheres of practice and life. She runs Lifting the Lid, a gifted education consultancy service, along-side Hello Calm, an endeavour which is aimed at supporting young people who experience anxiety and/or live with the ongoing impacts of trauma, and the resulting dysregulated stress response. Vanessa will be speaking at the upcoming Gifted Wellbeing conference being hosted by the Aotearoa New Zealand Association for Gifted Children in September 2020, where she will present on anxiety and resilience in gifted kids.




Posted as part of the 2020 New Zealand Gifted Awareness Blog Tour, run by the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education.

The views and opinions expressed in the Gifted Awareness Week Blog Tour are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of NZCGE, their staff, and/or any/all contributors to Gifted Awareness Week.

Pride and Joy - Wellbeing for our Gifted Rainbow Kids

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