LIVE: Virtual Training Session

Thinking Critically About Trauma

Dez Holmes invites participants to think critically about the concept of trauma-informed practice.

  • Dez Holmes

    Director of Research in Practise
  • 24th October 2024

  • Virtual

    Via Zoom
  • 15:30

    Twilight hour
  • Recorded

    Available for 28 days.
*Webinar will begin at exactly 3:30pm - you will see the waiting screen until then.
Live training session

What you will learn?  

This session invites participants to engage in a critical exploration of trauma-informed practice. Led by Dez Holmes, you'll delve deeper than the trendy term to understand the complexities of trauma itself.

We'll unpack definitions and various types of trauma, considering their potential impact on individuals and communities. The discussion will also explore the concept of structural and socio-economic trauma, challenging the tendency to solely focus on individual pathology.

Dez will shed light on current research around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), addressing the potential pitfalls of oversimplification and the allure of reductive neuroscience. The importance of participatory practice, where individuals with lived experience inform approaches to trauma, will be a key focus.

Looking beyond individual interactions, we'll explore the necessity of integrating trauma-informed practices across entire organisations. This session fosters respectful debate, creating a safe space for open dialogue and critical thinking.

Learning Outcomes
 Critically analyse the concept of trauma-informed practice.

 Differentiate between various types of trauma and their potential impacts.

 Recognise the significance of structural and socio-economic factors in trauma experiences.

 Evaluate the strengths and limitations of the ACE framework.

 Articulate the importance of participatory practice in trauma-informed work.

 Advocate for the implementation of trauma-informed approaches at an organizational level.
Meet the instructor

Dez Holmes

Dez Holmes, renowned for her leadership at Research in Practice, brings a wealth of knowledge in linking research with real-world practice in children’s services. Her dedication to evidence-based practice ensures her training is grounded in the latest insights and methodologies. 

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Patrick Jones - Course author
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