BHT’s new Understanding Trauma course will introduce you to the key concepts and principles of trauma-informed practice and will develop your understanding of the impact that trauma has on your clients.
Through experiential learning we will explore how trauma affects the brain and a person’s functioning as well as the importance of safe trauma-informed practices.
You will be encouraged to share your work experiences of trauma and consider methods of addressing challenges you may have encountered. The course will encourage self-reflection and identify pro-active measures to prevent secondary trauma.
Ensures you are able to:
- recognise the common causes and effects of trauma and PTSD
- understand the basic physiology of the brain and its role in trauma
- understand the impact of trauma on emotional, psychological and social wellbeing
- understand the aims of trauma-informed practice and the importance of working safely
- offer practical support to clients and be able to offer at least four safety and stabilisation techniques
- identify your own legal responsibilities, the boundaries of confidentiality and duty of care
- look after your own emotional wellbeing and reflect on safety measures
Who should attend?
Suitable for all staff supporting vulnerable adults.
Due to the sensitive nature of this training course, you may find some of the content upsetting if it relates to personal experiences. Please ensure that you are aware of the course content and learning objectives beforehand, so that you are emotionally prepared for the day.
There is no requirement for delegates to share personal experiences on this course.