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Trauma Informed Practice Training and Resources

The SBNI have a range of training and resources available for you as a practitioner and for your organisation to consider the implementation of trauma informed care.

The current range of training opportunities and alternative learning options have been summarised below. Get in touch with the EITP Trauma Informed Practice Team.

 

 

 

Training and Resources

 

Since April 2019, the Level One ACE Awareness Sessions have been rolled out across all sectors and organisations in Northern Ireland through the SBNI Trauma Informed Practice team and ASCERT NI.

The training contents have also been embedding within existing training programmes, regional training colleges and learning and development teams within health, social care, justice, housing and education. This was to ensure that ACE awareness and Trauma Informed Practice continues to be strategically implemented and sustained within and across sectors beyond March 2020 when the project in its current form will come to an end.

On the return to face to face training delivery (post COVID-19), ASCERT will deliver two Level One ACE Awareness Training in Northern Ireland. To find out more or to book onto one of these upcoming training opportunities visit https://www.ascert.biz/training-consultancy/community-training.

 

We would like to acknowledge the outstanding delivery of this training in the community and voluntary sector from April 2019 to March 2020 through the support of our service provider ASCERT.

If you would like to find out more about this face to face training please contact the EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project Team. 

 

Level One ACE Awareness Training Resources 

 

The Level Two Trauma Sensitive Approaches to Practice Training aims to build on the general ACE awareness training to develop the skills of those working more intensely with children, adults or families who have been impacted by adversity / childhood trauma to promote a trauma sensitive response. Since September 2019, this training has been delivered through the SBNI EITP Trauma Informed Practice Team and ASCERT across all sectors in Northern Ireland. The training has been co-designed with the sectors in Northern Ireland to ensure the content of the training session reflects the needs of each workforce. 

On the return to face to face training delivery (post COVID-19), ASCERT will deliver two Level Two Trauma Sensitive Approaches to Practice training sessions in Northern Ireland. To find out more or to book onto one of these upcoming training opportunities visit https://www.ascert.biz/training-consultancy/community-training.

 

We would like to acknowledge the outstanding delivery of this training in the community and voluntary sector from April 2019 to March 2020 through the support of our service provider ASCERT. 

If you would like to find out more about this face to face training please contact the EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project Team. 

 

Level Two - Trauma Sensitive Approaches to Practice Training Resources

 

 

The EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project in partnership with the HSC Leadership Centre have delivered 10 train the trainer programmes in Northern Ireland in 2019/20. This was supported by a further 5 train the trainer sessions for the Community and Voluntary Sector led by ASCERT NI. To date, over 350 members of staff across health, social care, justice, education, CVS, housing, local councils, the arts sector and the faith sector  have attended this 2 day trauma informed train the trainer programme. These attendees are now in a position to offer Level One ACE Awareness and Level Two Trauma Sensitive Approaches to Practice training sessions across your organisation and/or sector.

To find out who within your organisation / sector has completed the Trauma Informed Practice train the trainer programme please contact your learning and development team or get in touch with the EITP Trauma Informed Practice Team and we will be able to signpost you to your nearest training faclitator.

On the return to face to face training delivery (post COVID-19), ASCERT will deliver one final 2 day Trauma Informed Practice train the trainer programme on behalf of the SBNI. This programme will be open for staff across all sectors to avail of. Those who attend the programme are required to have managerial support within their organisation to attend this FREE programme and a commitment within their organisation to deliver a minimum of three Level One/Two training programmes within the first 12 months of completing the course.

To find out more or to book onto the upcoming training opportunities visit and keep an eye on the ACEs webpage of the ASCERT website https://www.ascert.biz/training-consultancy/community-training. Alternatively please contact Stephanie Hanlon by email at stephanie.hanlon@hscni.net to register your interest whilst we await new dates to be released.

 

Trainers Guidance 

In light of COVID-19 we are all preparing to deliver our services and training programmes differently to how we did them before. The EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project has provided a guidance note for trainers of the ACE/Trauma Informed Practice Level One and Level Two training programmes to review and consider in their preparations moving forward. Click here to download this guidance (June 2020).

 

 

The SBNI EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project Team in partnership with the HSC Leadership Centre have designed online learning opportunities for staff across all sectors to avail of the Level One ACE Awareness and Level Two Trauma Sensitive Approaches to Practice training through an e-learning option. These programmes went live on 31 March 2020 in the health and social care sector and implementation is currently underway in all other sectors. To find out more please contact your learning and development team, I.T team or the EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project Team.

Please note these courses are FREE to complete.

 

Additional requests

If your organisation would like to embed the Level One ACE Awareness and Level Two Trauma Sensitive Approaches to Practice e-learning sessions within your organisations intranet learning and development modules please get in touch with the SBNI EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project Team by clicking here. We will work with your I.T team to embed this resource within your systems.

 

Solihull Understanding Trauma Online Course for Professionals

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) have commissioned a two year licence with the Solihull Approach to enable professionals across Northern Ireland to complete the online ‘Understanding Trauma’ course. This is a FREE course following on from the Solihull Understanding Attachment course and will be available from November 2019 until November 2021. To find out more and to register to begin this course click here

 

Latest from the Trauma Informed Practice Training Blog

See below a summary of some of our latest awareness and training sessions across Northern Ireland.

 

Northern Ireland ACE Briefing Session with the All Party Group for Children and Young People 

October 2019

The Northern Ireland ACE Reference Group were welcomed by MLA Chris Lyttle, Chair of the All Party Group for Children and Young People to an ACE briefing session in the Long Gallery, Stormont on 1 October 2019.

28 MLAs, MPs and Local Councillors joined the Northern Ireland ACE Reference Group, EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project and CAWT MACE Project to find out more about the key deliverables of the ACE agenda to date and the commitments of organisations as part of a trauma informed whole system in Northern Ireland.

Click here to download the latest NI ACE Conference Report 

 

Trauma Informed Practice School Principals Roadshow

September - October 2019

The SBNI Trauma Informed Practice Project Team brought together over 300 pre-school, primary and post primary principals during a two week awareness raising roadshow in Northern Ireland. This was an opportunity for principals, vice principals and/or pastoral care leads to hear about adverse childhood experiences, how this can be presented in the classroom and the timeframe for the delivery of training and supporting resources within the education sector. A report will be made available from the events shortly. 

To find out more about the roadshow contact Joanna Brown, Education Implementation Manager, SBNI by email at Joanna.brown@hscni.net

 

Be the Change Leadership Programme

September 2019

The SBNI in partnership with the HSC Leadership Centre launched the beginning of the Be the Change Trauma Informed Leadership Programme in Northern Ireland.

60 leaders from across Health, Social care, Justice, Education, Housing, Local Government, the Community and Voluntary Sector have come together through collective leadership to develop an implementation pathway of the trauma informed practice agenda within agencies and across the system in Northern Ireland.

Exemplar live work and developments during the programme will be shared through the NI ACE Conference 2020 in March 2020.