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Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Clackmannanshire Commitment

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Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Clackmannanshire Commitment

This Community Planning event has already attracted Edwina Grant (Chair of Attachment in Action) and James Docherty who is an expert witness of adversity, trauma and recovery as key speakers.

The event will build upon the existing trauma-aware network in Clackmannanshire and seeks to plan whole system prevention improvements for people who have experienced trauma or childhood adversities. Evidence suggests that trauma and childhood adversities leads to high levels of stress and even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and this is linked to poor educational outcomes, poor health outcomes, progression to offending, prison experience and premature death.

We know from our local evidence that some children in Clackmannanshire suffer significant and multiple adversities such as domestic abuse, parental alcoholism and other substance misuse, neglect and parental imprisonment. These adversities often create lifelong suffering and a need for costly specialist interventions. The aim of this event is to bring partners together to start to plan and co-ordinate preventative approaches minimising the need for costly specialist services, but also responding to the needs of people experiencing trauma in the most appropriate way.

Significant bodies of research and learning tells us that positive relationships create resilience to situations which might otherwise lead to long term periods of stress and negative outcomes throughout adulthood. In short the protective relationships children develop with peers and adults, are extremely important in preventing adversity and developing resilience. The role of the third sector in achieving and sustaining these relationships is absolutely critical.

This Town Hall event will bring partners together to better understand how trauma impacts people and families and to respond to distressed behaviour in a way that is empathic, supportive and effective. It will provide an opportunity for senior leads from community planning partners and stakeholders to develop their knowledge and to develop what is known as trauma-informed approaches in delivering services.

This event should attract a diverse audience including:

  • Health Professionals
  • Teachers
  • Social Workers
  • Communities of Interest
  • Commuity Planning stakeholders
  • Volunteers
  • Survivors
  • Commissioners
  • Academics
  • Elected members

Workshops -

CEDAR

Cedar (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) is a group work model inspired by, and adapted from, an innovative Canadian model for children who have experienced domestic abuse. The model is based on core principles that recognise that domestic abuse is damaging to children as well as to the mother/child relationship, and on the belief that mothers are best placed to support their children in their recovery.

CSREC

Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) exists and works to promote equality; fight hate crime and discrimination; foster good relations and build partnerships in the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council areas.

Families Outside - The impact of Imprisonment on Families

Imprisonment is a traumatic experience for families, and its impact is often significant and enduring. Families Outside provide help, advice & support for families of prisoners; assisting families with someone in prison through a Support & Information Helpline as well as through direct one-to-one support. They also inform the development of policy and practice, through their long standing relationships with prisons, government bodies and other charities.

Forth Valley Recovery Community (FVRC)

There are common and direct links between unresolved trauma and substance misuse.

The FVRC is a community of people committed to making recovery happen in Forth Valley. Anyone can attend any FVRC events, provided that they are clean and sober on the day of the event. The events are run by volunteers who are in recovery.

There are currently four local recovery cafes that are alcohol and drug free venues where people can socialise, enjoy some home baking and cooking and participate in leisure, sporting and recreational opportunities with access to 12 step fellowship and SMART meetings.

Integrated Mental Health Services

Clackmannanshire has an award winning Integrated Mental Health Service which has been operating since 2003. Over the years, the service has developed to meet the growing needs of our communities, one of them being the recognition that Clackmannanshire experiences higher level of complex trauma, through adverse childhood experiences and domestic violence. The service has tried to take a proactive approach by upskilling its staff in trauma informed practices, with the aim of recognising, understanding impact and delivering trauma therapy in a non clinical but therapeutic environment. For most hard to reach, vulnerable group, with complex social issues, referring to trauma specific services creates barriers to engagement




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