Trauma Informed Training

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Zoe Lodrick is delivering Trauma Informed training to members of the partnership.

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The training will be delivered via Microsoft Teams, once registered please do not forget to add the training to your diary and the Business Office will send the Teams link 1 week before the training.

The training will look to cover the following:

The psychology of the offender:

  • the process that precedes offending (Finklehor’s ‘Preconditions Model’);
  • the ‘socially skilled’ sex offender;
  • how, and why, they target certain victims;
  • what the psychology of the offender does to the psychology of the victim;
  • the distorted thinking of sex offenders as reflected in society;

The neurobiology of threat:

  • the adolescent brain;
  • the specific vulnerabilities of children and, especially, teenagers to sex offenders;
  • why people do not usually react in ‘logical’ or ‘active’ ways when faced with intimate interpersonal threat;
  • the impact of the lack of understanding of why the person did not behave ‘logically and actively’, on the individual him or herself (resulting in guilt, shame and feelings of responsibility and, ultimately, potential omissions and alterations in their account);
  • how, and why, people become vulnerable to repeated victimisation;
  • how, and why, victims can become ensnared with the abuser (perhaps not recognising themselves to be victims).

Attachment theory:

  • basic concepts will be used to explain the traumatic bonding often observed in victims of intimate interpersonal violence/abuse;
  • recognising the vulnerabilities that some people have to being targeted and intimately abused/exploited;
  • understanding what is required from the professional to support people to either not become ensnared in an abusive relationship/environment or to disentangle from such.

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