NEW training – Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma, particularly in early childhood, can have severe impact on a child throughout their life. It can manifest as behavioural issues, and have a severe effect on both their mental and physical health. When they grow older they may can be drawn into violence, criminal activity, and self harm, as well as being more likely to engage in health-harming behaviours. These issues can continue to have effect on the manner in which they interact with others throughout their life, including their own children, and they are more likely to become a victim of abuse, or a potential perpetrator, in their own relationships.

We often refer to these traumatic events as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Almost half of the adult population of England have had some form of adversity within their childhood or adolescence. These can include bereavement, neglect, violence, being witness to domestic abuse, sexual assault and substance use by parents and carers.

Read more about the impact of adversity and trauma on the mental health of young people on the Young Mind’s website, and how this effects health outcomes in the Welsh Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study



Trauma Informed Practice: a Multi-Agency Approach

This training event will raise awareness of the issues relating to working with children and families where there has been some form of trauma. This is a joint enterprise between the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB), Public Health and partners from Sussex University.

In this course you will:

  • Review the causes of trauma and the impact on children, adults and families (including intragenerational trauma).
  • Recognise trauma responses, and better understand resilience and post traumatic growth in ourselves and the people we work with.
  • Practice skills and share resources in responding in a sensitive and relationship based way to trauma.
  • Examine vicarious trauma and the impact on professionals.
  • Review the learning and embed new skills into practice.

Book your place on the Learning Gateway. This full day training will take place on: