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Trauma-Informed Care: Revolution or Rhetoric?

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What is trauma-informed care, and what are the challenges and benefits of implementing this approach?

The term ‘trauma-informed care‘ has recently become a buzzword and is now finding its way into the mainstream menu of must-have training across the public sector. But ‘trauma’, in itself, is nothing new. This begs the question – aren’t we already informed enough about trauma?

This free webinar, presented by Dr Sheena Webb, explored some of the meaning and myths around what it means to be trauma-informed and considered the value, challenges and potential pitfalls of trying to adopt a trauma-informed approach within the public sector.

After watching this webinar, you will have gained:

  • A deeper knowledge of what trauma-informed care is and the range of ways it may be applied
  • A critical understanding of some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding trauma-informed approaches
  • An appreciation of the potential benefits of trauma-awareness across a range of settings as well as the consequences of not being trauma-informed. 

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Who will benefit from watching this session?

This is a free webinar for frontline practitioners working with vulnerable adults, including those involved in clinical work, support work or key-working within settings such as health, social care, housing, forensic, domestic abuse services or other public, or voluntary support services. However, anyone with an interest in the subject is welcome to watch the recording.

Webinar lead

Dr Sheena Webb started her career as a Nursing Assistant twenty years ago at the Bethlem Royal Hospital. After qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2003, she has worked in a number of NHS child mental health services specialising in children and adults with complex needs and high risk-behaviour. For most of her career, Dr Webb has worked in innovative services which try to provide psychological intervention to families. This has included delivering Multisystemic Therapy and providing specialist assessments and interventions for Local Authorities and the Family Courts. 

In 2015, Dr Webb joined FDAC, which is a problem-solving court which brings together health, social care and justice professionals to help parents struggling with addiction who are at risk of losing their children. Dr Webb has a special interest in complex developmental trauma and in developing ‘trauma-informed’ services that recognise the impact of childhood trauma upon psychosocial outcomes and upon how individuals engage with services. Dr Webb delivers training to a range of health and social care professionals on trauma informed care, parental substance misuse and mental health.

Interested in exploring trauma-informed care further?

The Tavistock and Portman‘s two-day course, Trauma-informed care: Using trauma awareness to enhance everyday practice, led by Dr Sheena Webb, will help you gain a deeper understanding of trauma-informed care. You will learn practical ways to implement TIC principles and culture into your workplace and practice. Find out more here.

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