Trauma Skilled Practice – Frontline Staff

This training is for frontline staff who are working with people on a regular basis that 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 in line with the NES Transforming Psychological Trauma Framework at Level 2 ‘Trauma Skilled Practice’.    

What will you learn? 

Designed for frontline workers to develop their awareness and knowledge of the impact of trauma on individuals and society. Participants will consider how to respond using a trauma-informed approach, utilising their expertise and skills to support individuals.  


Day 1 covers:  

Day 2 covers:  

What is trauma?

Types of traumatic events  

The impact of trauma and the stress response  

Indicators, risk and resilience factors  

The Window of Tolerance  

Adverse childhood experiences  

Responding to disclosure   

Psychological First Aid and safeguarding  

Introducing Trauma-Informed Approaches  


How trauma-informed is your service?

Impact on the worker 

Vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience 


Support and supervision 

Reflective practice  

Trauma-informed approaches within organisations  

How is it delivered?

The course is delivered over 2 full-day sessions (10am – 4.30pm) face-to-face or over 3 half-day sessions (typically 9.30-1.30pm) online.   

All our sessions involve a mix of content, discussion and interactive activities to cater to different learning styles.    

Where is the course held? 

We deliver our open courses from our training venues located in Edinburgh, Fife, or Falkirk.      

If you would like to arrange a group booking, we can arrange delivery at a venue most suitable for you.  LinkLiving Skills Academy can also deliver across Scotland. If you would like to arrange training at a venue most suitable for you please contact us on 01324 466 860 or  if you would like to discuss in more detail.    

How much does it cost?

£180 per person – minimum 6 participants  

*Additional costs for travel and accommodation may apply, depending on location. Please contact us for more information or to discuss.    

When can I take part?  

Please contact us on 01324 466 860 or  for upcoming course dates or to discuss in more detail.  

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