Remote Learning: Trauma Informed Practice workshop
This Trauma Informed Practice workshop aims to help people working in the provision of care to become trauma aware. The workshop does not train participants to become trauma therapists.
The purpose of this two day remote training is to start a conversation about how trauma and adversity affects and has affected those who use the services we provide and the appropriate responses we can implement and offer; to reflect on how others’ trauma experiences may affect those of us providing services – vicarious trauma and; to examine how we, as professionals, volunteers and peer workers, can embrace a trauma informed approach, including self-care, within our practice.
This workshop will be delivered live on Zoom: The course will allow you to interact with your trainer and other participants in a virtual classroom where, in addition to the workshop content, there will be time built in for live discussions, question & answer sessions and skills practice.
Participants should have some work experience. Suitable for: Therapists and Counsellors (please note: this is not designed for experienced therapists), early childhood Educators and Care Professionals and those working in Social Care, Youth and Family Care, Nursing Practitioners, Addiction Services and Homeless Agencies.
This training is also suitable for those working with or meeting service users including support staff, reception staff, canteen staff, managers, Board of Management etc.
Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can earn CPD points for participating in the workshop.
“The course was delivered very professionally with a great balance of participants’ involvement and input and humour used by the trainer. I also felt that the self-care element was important and worked well. I felt the course was very effective and would not change anything."
Matt Cunningham, Addiction Response Crumlin April 2022
"The course worked well online, I felt it was good amount of people on screen so wasn’t overcrowded and everyone had opportunity to speak. Overall, I felt the training was excellent, it worked well online, the content was very clear and user friendly. The trainer was very knowledgeable and used his own experience throughout which I found very helpful."
Niamh McDaid, Development Officer, Alcohol Forum, March 2022
“The trainer kept it very interesting and the workshop was delivered in a very calm and relaxed atmosphere. The break out rooms were very good with lots of interaction from other workers around trauma. I found this was a great learning curve for me. The ACEs questionnaire and Self Care questionnaire were very good and something I will use in my practice going forward.”
Mark Molloy, Youth Justice Worker, SMART Project, March 2022
About the Course
This programme is designed to start a conversation about how trauma and adversity affects and has affected those we work with and the appropriate responses we can implement and offer; to reflect on how others’ trauma experiences may affect those of us providing services – vicarious trauma and; to examine how we, as professionals, volunteers and peer workers, can embrace a trauma informed approach, including self-care, within our practice.
Participants will receive an emailed copy of the presentation, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature by email which will enable them to develop their understanding of Trauma Informed Practice appropriate to this level. In each session participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in role-plays and discussions via Zoom.
Introduction & Focus
Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Informed Principles
Conversation about language, counselling models and practice
Vicarious Trauma, Self-care and Post-traumatic Growth and Resilience
Addiction and Trauma
- Increased understanding of trauma and vicarious trauma
- An awareness of the approaches assisting how we might respond as trauma-informed practitioners - both in practical terms and in terms of encouraging agency responses - bearing in mind that trauma informed training requires a longer process than two days
- Increased awareness of Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Informed Principles
- Greater awareness of the presence of trauma in participant's workplace
- Better self-care awareness
- Increased understanding of the relationship between trauma and addiction
Connect with Your Trainer
Where appropriate, The Learning Curve Institute will also distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone taking part and is tailored to a suitable level, while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.
The Learning Curve Institute also offers a bespoke post course support system whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have.
All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in “Trauma Informed Practice” from The Learning Curve Institute.
People like what we do
"This is the first Trauma Informed Practice training that I've participated in, I feared it would be totally addiction-focused, it wasn't. I found it very well presented, informative and enjoyable."
Pam Bergin, February 2019
"Great experience and thoroughly informative, group discussion very useful when discussing systemic trauma informed practice in particular. Tutor excellent."
Grace Power, February 2019