Skills Academy

We all have a role to play in understanding and responding to people affected by trauma.

Trauma informed training enables frontline workers to gain knowledge and understanding of different kinds of trauma, the impact this can have on individuals, and the use of trauma-informed principles. We are becoming increasingly aware that living through traumatic events is more common than previously realised and can have a significant and lasting impact on people’s lives. You can learn more about trauma here.

As front-line workers, it is important to gain an understanding of trauma and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to realise, recognise and to respond to trauma. 

LinkLiving has more than 20 years’ experience supporting people affected by trauma and has been providing training for local organisations to become more trauma informed for over four years.  We are a SQA accredited training centre with ten years plus experience in delivering qualifications.

Our courses.

  • Trauma skilled practice training is aimed at frontline staff who are working with people on a regular basis that may be affected by trauma.
  • Coming soon. Trauma skilled practice for leaders and managers is aimed at those who are supporting frontline workers and would like to better understand how to support their team to deliver trauma informed approaches.
  • We can also customise a course for your organisation.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

I was initially unsure how well the virtual training would work but I thought the sessions have been well organised, and I have felt able to share as I think others have, which doesn't always happen on the virtual meetings in my recent experience. For this I'd commend the two trainers.

John Stevens, Manager, Bethany Christian Trust

Trauma skilled practice: for frontline workers

This training is for frontline staff who are working with people on a regular basis who may be affected by trauma.

The overarching aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to realise, recognise and to respond to trauma.  The training has been designed with the NES Transforming Psychological Trauma Framework, Level 2 ‘Trauma Skilled Practice’ in mind.  The course runs over four half day sessions and includes a wide variety of content, activities and group discussions.  The course will cover:  

Session 1:  The impact of trauma

  • Understanding trauma
  • The effects of trauma
  • Risk and resilience factors
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • The Window of Tolerance

Session 2:  Responding to trauma 

  • The 4 ‘Rs’ and principles of trauma informed practice
  • Psychological first aid
  • Responding to disclosure
  • Interventions

Session 3:  Working alongside trauma

  • Vicarious trauma
  • Vicarious resilience
  • Self-care
  • Support and supervision

Session 4:  Peer support within trauma informed practice

  • Take part in reflective practice exercises
  • Discuss successes and share best practice
  • Share challenges and gain support from peers and trainers

We do not need everyone to be trauma experts, but we do need everyone to feel confident about their role in relation to ensuring excellence in outcomes for people affected by trauma. Responding to trauma is everybody’s business.

NHS Education for Scotland Transforming Psychological Trauma Framework, May 2017

The course is currently taking place online.  Please visit our Eventbrite to book your place on the course and see up-to-date training dates.

To discuss the training and its outcomes in more detail, to enquire about group discounts or a customised course for your organisation, please contact LinkLiving Skills Academy on 01324 466 860  or skillsacademy@linkliving.org.uk.

Coming soon: Trauma skilled practice: for leaders/managers

This training is for staff who are in leadership or managerial roles and who support frontline workers who may be working with people who have been affected by trauma.  This training is for those who would like to explore ways in which to support staff to take trauma informed approaches and to consider ways to create a trauma informed culture within teams and organisations.  

The overarching aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to realise, recognise and to respond to trauma and to help participants to facilitate trauma informed practices within the workplace.  The training has been designed with the NES Transforming Psychological Trauma Framework, Level 2 ‘Trauma Skilled Practice’ in mind.  The course runs over four half day sessions and includes a wide variety of content, activities, and group discussion.

Session 1:  The impact of trauma

Session 2:  Trauma informed approaches to procedures

Session 3:  Creating a trauma informed culture

Session 4:  Peer support in trauma informed practice

The trauma informed approach argues that those in most need of services may also be the hardest to reach and most unlikely to engage effectively with services. We need to ensure the workforce understands these barriers and has strategies for overcoming them.

NHS Education for Scotland Transforming Psychological Trauma Framework, May 2017

The course is coming soon.

To discuss the training and its outcomes in more detail, to enquire about group discounts or a customised course for your organisation, please contact LinkLiving Skills Academy on 01324 466 860  or skillsacademy@linkliving.org.uk.

Contact LinkLiving Skills Academy

Contact us on 01324 466 860 or skillsacademy@linkliving.org.uk

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