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Thu, 29 Feb


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Trauma informed practice

Improve your understanding and response to the impact of trauma on people’s lives, learn tools to develop better working relationships and gain confidence in your abilities to support those that have experienced trauma.

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Trauma informed practice
Trauma informed practice

Time & Location

29 Feb 2024, 09:30 – 12:30

Microsoft Teams

About the Event

This training is open to social workers across Adult and Children's Services within the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership. Please see below our Partner organisations. 

The aim of this training is to improve practitioner’s understanding and response to the impact of trauma, for practitioners to develop better working relationships with people who have experienced trauma and for the people we work with to feel better supported by practitioners. 

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the impact of trauma on an individual both physically and psychologically. 
  • The cyclic nature of trauma. 
  • The impact on future relationships. 
  • Key skills in undertaking assessments of people who have experienced trauma. 
  • Opportunity to listen to the voices of people with lived experience of trauma to enhance learning and understanding. 
  • Developing support strategies and improving the emotional wellbeing of practitioners working with trauma. 

About the trainers: 

Donna Chapman is an operational manager for Learning & Development across peoples services for Shropshire. Donna has worked with children, families and those who care for them for over 20 years, many of whom have experienced trauma, including trauma through abuse, neglect and exploitation. 

Lewis Dunhill- Pool is a Learning and Development Officer for Shropshire Council Children’s Services Lewis recognises the importance of trauma informed care. He has worked across health and social care, working with both children, young people and adults in community and inpatient mental health settings. 

Deadline to register your interest for this course will be:

Tuesday 9th January 2024

Thursday 15th February 2024

 Please note, your space will not be confirmed until after this deadline date, when a member of the Programme Team will be in touch to confirm the status of your booking, i.e. if you have secured a space or if you will be placed on the waiting list.

Partner Organisations: 

Birmingham Children's Trust

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City University

Cheshire East Council

City of Stoke-on-Trent Council

City of Wolverhampton Council

Coventry City Council

Coventry University

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Heart of Worcestershire College

Herefordshire Council

Keele University

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [MPFT]

Sandwell Children's Trust

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Shropshire Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire County Counil

Staffordshire University

Telford & Wrekin Council

University of Birmingham

University of Warwick

University of Wolverhampton

University of Worcester

Walsall Council

Warwickshire County Council

Worcestershire County Council

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