Becoming a Trauma Informed Service
Experiences of adversity and trauma can have a long-lasting impact on mental health and our ability to form and sustain successful relationships. Hence the need for health and social care services to be ‘Trauma-Informed’ is increasingly understood.
When we understand that difficult and untoward events can lead people to develop creative and sometimes complex coping strategies, we start to understand why some people confuse us in their responses and reactions to the world. Understanding people in the wider context of their lived experiences not only ensures that the support we offer is actually a reflection of the support they need, but it increases our potential for empathy, validation and relational connection. It is only with such understanding and rapport with services users can come to trust a service to support them and take the help on offer.
This one-day training event is designed for the workforce of health and social care services. We work closely with service leads to ensure that training is tailored to the specific needs of the organisation and can develop bespoke consultancy packages to assist the organisation to embed Trauma Informed practice across the organisation. At this training workshop we will cover:
- How adversity and trauma can cause social, emotional, neurobiological, psychological or behavioural adaptations.
- The neurobiological basis of trauma and how the brain responds to emotional memories.
- Assisting others to tolerate distress and develop more effective coping skills.
- How to help others develop a sense of safety and control.
- How we as ‘people’ are the primary resource available to helping others overcome trauma and why relationships really do matter.
- Explore practical strategies for implementing a trauma informed approach in your organisation.
This training can be delivered at your place of work, or we can arrange a venue for your team to attend.
To enquire about becoming a Trauma Informed organisation, please contact us to discuss the needs of your team and organisation.