Adopting a trauma-informed approach to working with children and families
Thu 19th Nov
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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How can adopting a trauma-informed approach to working with children and families help drive forward improved outcomes as part of Scotland’s roadmap for COVID-19 recovery, renewal and transformation?

As part of the programme of support available to professionals working across local authorities and other community planning partners, the Improvement Service, in partnership with the Scottish Government and NES, are hosting a series of deep dive learning events over 2020-21 to explore how adopting a trauma-informed approach can support key community planning priorities and support professionals to identify tangible steps to help ensure this approach is embedded in policy and practice moving forward.

Responding to trauma is, now more than ever, a public health priority. COVID-19 and the restrictions put in place to contain the virus have had a significant impact on children and families. This is particularly true for children who have experienced domestic abuse, physical or emotional neglect or other adverse childhood experiences during or prior to the pandemic. As we look at how to transform our systems and services following the pandemic, this moment provides a valuable opportunity to develop awareness of the prevalence and impact of trauma on children and families, strengthen understanding of trauma-informed practice and policy, and build a trauma-informed approach into long-term recovery, renewal and transformation.

This free interactive learning event is open to all professionals working to improve outcomes for children and families in their local authority area who wish to learn more about trauma-informed practice, systems and services.

The event will provide opportunities to:

  • Learn about the impact of trauma and what a trauma-informed approach looks like;
  • Learn from existing good practice and how a trauma-informed approach can support improving outcomes for children and families;
  • Hear about existing resources and support for implementation of a trauma-informed approach through the National Trauma Training Programme; and
  • Discuss how a trauma-informed approach could support your area of work and organisation and identify tangible actions that can help embed a trauma-informed approach in your area of work.