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A practical approach to trauma informed care.
This course aims to provide delegates with an introduction to complex trauma and its physiological and psychological impact. It provides information and an opportunity to reflect on how your service can be a safe and empowering environment for staff and service users. Delegates will also be given some practical resources for working in a trauma-informed way and will learn to recognize vicarious/secondary trauma within themselves and how to overcome it.
Who is this course for?
Frontline homelessness workers with basic or limited knowledge of trauma
Frontline homelessness workers with little experience in the field
Staff from other sectors who have contact with homeless people/people with complex needs
Organisations who are not yet, or are in the early stages of, working in a psychologically informed way
What will you learn?
This 1 day course provides:
- An introduction to complex trauma and its effect on attachment and the brain
- An introduction to Trauma Informed Care and practical tips on supporting clients to regulate emotion, manage behavior and risks and creating safe and empowering services
- An opportunity for you to reflect on your practice in relation to the above
- Vicarious trauma and looking after yourself
Delegates will be provided with a handbook of resources.
When & Where
Homeless Link is the national charity supporting and representing organisations working directly with homeless people in England.
We aim to support homelessness services to improve the way they work and improve government policies that impact on homeless people.