Broadening our understanding of the effects of trauma can support the development of practice. New Research in Practice resources explore how we can make trauma-informed practice a reality.
Trauma-informed practice has become a common term within social care, however it’s application can be complex. A suite of eight new videos consider how we can build trauma-informed support and protection.
What do we mean by trauma?
Trauma is used to describe the challenging emotional consequences that living through a distressing event can have for an individual. A series of three new open access video clips from Dr Danny Taggart explore what we mean by trauma, its impact and what trauma-informed care really looks like.
New blogs from Fiona Hayward and Dr Sarah Cryer also consider how trauma can impact those working within social care and education. They explore trauma risk management and how effective supervision can support education professionals.
By understanding how trauma affects individuals we can start to adapt practice to meet their needs. These resources aim to support trauma-informed practice.
These video resources focusing on an organisational approach to trauma-informed practice.
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Trauma is a term used to describe the challenging emotional consequences that living through a distressing event can have for an individual. A series of three new video clips from Danny Taggart explore what we mean by trauma, its impact and what trauma-informed care really looks like.
Dr. Danny Taggart describes the effect that trauma has on children and young people and what practitioners should bear in mind when working with them.
Supporting staff wellbeing with trauma-informed approaches
Working with children and families is a rewarding career, however, many professionals are at risk of vicarious or secondary trauma. New blogs explore trauma risk management and what effective supervision can do to support professionals.
Professionals within schools are required to teach and support children, every day, often with presenting needs including complex developmental needs and developmental trauma. With all this in mind, there is a case to be made for the importance of supervision.
Social work is a rewarding career, however, many social workers are at risk of vicarious or secondary trauma. Fiona Hayward outlines the trauma risk management programme in place at Wiltshire Council to support the wellbeing of staff.
This briefing considers what a trauma-informed approach looks like at an organisational level and why the approach is important for the organisation, the workforce and the children and families that professionals work with.