Trauma Informed Practice: A Course for Frontline Workers (CPD)

Advocacy, Mental Health

Start date

17/10/2019

End date

17/10/2019

Overview

Trauma informed practice is a one day course. It is for frontline workers who want to learn more about how to recognise and sensitively respond to people who have experienced trauma. In addition to exploring what a trauma informed approach looks like, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your practice. You will also take away some practical tools to help you respond in a more trauma informed way when you work with service users.

What you will learn

  1. Understand what a trauma informed approach is and why adopting this is good for service users.
  2. Understand how experiences of trauma affect people.
  3. Look at ways to improve safety and support planning.
  4. Think about the impact of working with people affected by trauma and to explore strategies for self-care.
  5. Reflect on current practice and create a personal action plan.
  6. Take away practical, adaptable tools that will help you to work in a trauma informed way.

What you require

This course is for anyone who works with people affected by Violence Against Women and Girls. This includes domestic abuse and sexual violence. You might want to attend if you work in: health, social care, housing, criminal justice, education or the women’s sector.

To come to this course you must have already attended AVA’s Complicated Matters 1 day training course. Alternatively, please complete our free online Complicated Matters e-learning before this course: https://avaproject.org.uk/ava-training/elearning/

You do not need to bring anything other than equipment to make notes. 

Tea and coffee are provided throughout the day. Lunch is not provided. There is a cafe in the building or a large Tesco close by. 

Where

Venue

Leeds City Council, North East, LS2 8BB

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