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An Introduction to Trauma and Trauma Informed Practice


Find out about trauma and Trauma Informed Practice and approaches

In this 90 minute introduction, we aim to understand...

  • what Trauma is and what Trauma Informed Practice is,

  • realise the prevalence of trauma amongst colleagues and people you are working with,

  • recognise how trauma may affect people and contribute to their behaviours,

  • introduce frameworks for responding to trauma

  • begin to consider how to apply trauma informed approaches to your working practice

When is the training?

Multiple dates from June - September

Who is the training for?

People based in Sussex who work with people experiencing multiple disadvantage or multiple complex needs.

Who are your Trainers?

Vikki is the Research and Learning Officer at Changing Futures and has also been a Lived Experience Trauma Informed Trainer for over a year, working with the Trauma Informed Care Team in the NHS to facilitate training for staff. In addition, she works at Sussex Recovery College co-facilitating psychoeducational courses for people who have experienced trauma. Vikki has a background working in peer support and as a Co-Production and Engagement Worker with the Fulfilling Lives project at BHT Sussex.

Renee Dickinson is a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a Senior Psychological Therapist within the NHS, supporting teams to recognise and work alongside people who experience trauma. Renee joined the Changing Futures team in May 2022 to help develop and enhance the understanding and provision of trauma informed practice when working with people experiencing multiple complex needs. She facilitates Reflective Practice spaces for operational workforce teams to promote team resilience and cohesion whilst reducing burnout and vicarious trauma amongst staff. Renee has worked for the NHS for almost 10 years in the Public Engagement arena, prior to that working as an analyst in both the Local authority and Police.

Louise Patmore is the Changing Futures Systems change lead and co-lead of the Sussex Trauma programme and heads the training programme for Changing futures

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