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One day course from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Who should come on the course

Trauma Skilled Practice course is for staff with direct and frequent contact with people who may be survivors. You will have learned at an introductory level about trauma through the Level 1 workshop or equivalent similar course. This course is for all staff who are working directly supporting people.

The aims of the course

This course sits at the Skilled Practice Level 2 of the National Trauma Training Skills Framework and you will learn to develop working relationships based on trauma-informed principles of trust, collaboration, choice, empowerment and safety.

The objectives of the course

Participants will:
• Gain an understanding of the impact of trauma on different populations, life stages and types.
• Recognise when an individual requires psychological support and where and how to refer them on
• Recognise when an individual or dependents are experiencing harm linked to discrimination
• Learn the current guidance and protocols for assessing and managing risk
• Learn appropriate trauma-informed ways of supporting disclosure
• Learn about their own responses and reactions to trauma and how to look after themselves
• Learn about the options for care, support and therapy to support individuals
• Learn about the successful recovery and fulfilling lives of people affected by trauma.

Our trainer

Jean Budge has worked for Health in Mind’s Trauma Services for ten years, the last five as a supervisor. Trauma Services is a specialist service providing support to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.