Haringey and Islington CEPN
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Psychological trauma is a major public health issue affecting the health of people, families and communities. Recent evidence from the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) studies clearly shows the enormous burdens that trauma places not only on mental health services but also across social care, physical health, and justice provision.Trauma Informed Practice is designed to help staff at all levels working in Health and Social Care to engage clients whose background of traumatic experiences may be impacting on their successful use of services. Trauma Informed Practice is not specifically designed to treat trauma related difficulties, instead it seeks to address the barriers that those affected by trauma can experience while accessing the care, support and treatment they require for a healthy life. Those most in need may also be hardest to reach and most unlikely to engage with services. Trauma Informed Practice is aimed at supporting staff to provide the best services possible across Health and Social Care.
AIMS OF THE TRAINING
This Trauma Enhanced training will provide an understanding of the developmental impact of trauma particularly with respect to the effect it may have on attachment patterns of adults with traumatic early experiences. It will cover various behavioural, cognitive and interpersonal strategies that may develop in response to trauma experiences and how these may play out when triggered in everyday situations. Individual and Systemic approaches to avoiding re-traumatisation and supporting client engagement will be discussed and participants will be supported to think about how to apply these principles in their own practice and/or the functioning of their teams and services. Participants will;•Obtain a detailed understanding of the ways that trauma can impact on the individual including various factors such as developmental stage, types of trauma and resilience factors. •Gain an understanding of the importance of safety, trust, choice, control and collaboration in reducing the likelihood of retraumatisation and skills to work with these on an individual and systemic level. •Be supported to apply these principles in their own practice through exercises and through spaced reflective practice sessions following the main training.
All staff who have regular and intense contact with individuals known to be affected by traumatic events and who provide specific supports or who direct or manage services. This level will be relevant to services and organisations that deliver services to those affected by trauma including third sector, mental health, substance misuse, prison and homelessness services. Job roles would include; mental health workers, domestic abuse support and advocacy workers, educational support teachers, specialist police officers, social workers, prison staff, secure unit workers, drug and alcohol workers, and service managers.
DATES AND VENUE
Three days course plus three trauma informed practice support sessions
Thursday 13th, Friday 14th June, and Friday 12th July, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Plus three 2 hour practice support and reflection sessions in August, Sept and October (exact dates TBC)
Courses take place at Mind in Haringey, 73C Stapleton Hall Rd, London N4 3QF