What is a Trauma-Informed Approach?
For drug workers, having a trauma-informed approach means having an understanding of the experiences that have contributed to the service user’s development. In cases where service users experienced a high degree of trauma or abuse in their childhood, additional training in these areas enables workers to have a truly trauma-informed approach. As well as developmental difficulties and attachment disorders, a young person’s trauma often manifests itself through a variety of mental health problems. Therefore, supporting our most troubled young people is an extremely challenging job, which is why there is an increasing demand for workers to undertake the additional training necessary to become more therapeutic in their approach.
Our Innovative Blended Training Program gives workers the knowledge and skills needed to support the young people through the three stages of recovery from trauma. These three stages are Stabilisation, Adaptation and Integration (as mapped out by Judith Lewis Herman) You can read about it HERE.
“I found Scott’s training the most beneficial training I have had throughout my 15 years working in the drug and alcohol sector. I found Scott’s knowledge and passion for the subject matter to be inspiring and motivated me to improve both my skills and service delivery. I can not recommend the training highly enough and look forward to our team having many more training sessions provided by Social Care Training Solutions”.
Leo from Catch22, talking about our Trauma & Attachment training.
What is our Blended Learning Framework?
Our blended learning suite is a flexible, components-based intervention. Our Therapeutic Training is organised around three primary domains of intervention (Stabilisation, Adaptation and Integration). Within each domain we explore 6 key topics.
The cost of covering these 18 topics through conventional face-to-face training would be prohibitive for many organisations. Instead, our model uses e-learning to cover much of the theory required. Then for each domain, we include a live workshop where we really bring the theory to life and embed it through interactive exercises and action planning.
Who benefits from a Trauma-Informed Approach?
Our program can be adapted to Drug and Alcohol workers that support those adolescents who have been impacted by complex trauma. Complex trauma includes a range of stressful experiences which are typically chronic and interpersonal and may affect many different areas of a child or adolescent’s life. Arguably, any carer of a traumatised child needs to become a therapeutic carer, so this course is for both experienced workers and those brand new to the profession.
All courses are also highly recommended for social workers.