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Trauma-informed approaches with young people: Frontline Briefing (2018)

Published: 01/08/2018

Author: Taggart D


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This briefing is an introduction to trauma research for practitioners working with young people whose experiences (either earlier in their childhood and/or in the present) may lead to complex traumatic responses across the lifespan. The focus is on older adolescents and young adults (c. 17-25 year olds) but the messages have some application for younger teens. Given the large body of literature on trauma, the briefing provides a broad introduction, with a focus on helping frontline staff to work more effectively.

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Relationships and effective direct work | Communication | Child development | Child and family assessment | Analysis, decision-making, planning and review | Promote and govern excellent practice | Developing excellent practitioners | Effective use of power and authority

PCF - Values and ethics | Diversity and equality | Critical reflection and analysis | Intervention and skills

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