Trauma Informed Residential Care

training pathway

We’ve been working with our team to develop a trauma informed pathway for organisations working with young people with a history in care to build the capability and confidence of your teams’ work with children and young people.

We’ve individual and organisational pathways with options for those new to trauma informed work, and for people who are highly experienced. You’re welcome to book through the links below, or to contact us and devise a bespoke package to meet the needs of your setting now and in the future.

Introduction to Therapeutic Parenting

Trauma Informed Practice for your teams

Level 4 Award in Trauma Informed Practice for Children and Young People

Trauma Informed Residential Leads Support Programme

Introduction to Therapeutic Parenting

the course

This introductory day draws on principles of PACE, attachment and trauma recovery to ensure your team have an evidence-based, positive and consistent approach to working with young people. Great for new settings, induction or settings looking to create a solid and consistent model to working with young people.

Course objectives:

  • To introduce the concept of Therapeutic Parenting
  • Understand the impact of trauma on the brain
  • Consider standard parenting styles vs Therapeutic Parenting styles
  • Understand PACE and how it can be implemented
  • Learn some strategies for Therapeutic Parenting in your setting
  • Consider further areas of learning around Therapeutic Parenting

Priced at £132+vat per person, reduced to £99+vat for members.

Book an individual place using the button below or contact us to discuss our on-going induction or team delivery options.

the trainer

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Laura Taylor BA (Hons) PGCert, PEPS2, is qualified social worker for almost 15 years and is highly experienced in Early Help, Referrals & Assessment, Family Support, Group Work, Direct Work and Fostering.  Laura is passionate about supporting carers to provide empathic care through various therapeutic approaches.

Book introduction to Therapeutic Parenting training

Trauma Informed Practice for your teams

Led by the renowned Clair Davies MBE this two-day course will help you to articulate, embed and evidence your therapeutic approach.  It will enable you and your team to show how you work therapeutically.  Staff in your setting will be working therapeutically every day but it is difficult to be sure all your team members can explain how they do it.

This 2-day course is best delivered as whole-staff training to reflect a sound and consistent approach for your young people. For settings looking to further develop their practice the course leads into our more in-depth 10-day trauma informed programme.

the course

You will be introduced to the principles which underpin your practice – the six Bs – Be safe, Belong, Bond, Build, Believe, Be all you can be.  The training draws on the evidence of what works best for traumatised children and young people and contains elements of psychoanalysis, transactional analysis, person centred theory (PACE) and humanistic psychology BUT the emphasis is on how the understanding of these theories impacts and improves direct, daily work with children and that this can be evidenced. You will be taught how to use Reflective Journals to embed and record your therapeutic practice.  At the end of the course, you can be sure that you are doing the best therapeutic work for your children and young people and can prove this to families, social workers, Ofsted and all of your stakeholders.

This 2-day course is best delivered as whole-staff training to reflect a sound and consistent approach for your young people.  The cost of the two-day programme is £2,195+vat, inclusive of expenses, to be delivered at your own venue. For settings looking to further develop their practice the course leads into our more in-depth 10-day trauma informed programme.

Get in touch with us below to discuss the opportunity of booking this two-day training course at your own venue.

the trainer

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Clair Davies has spent the last thirty years working with children who have been traumatised by abuse and neglect.  She graduated from Cambridge University in 1989.  She subsequently studied for her Masters in Special Education and spent a period researching in America before returning to England and setting up Appletree in 1995.  She developed Appletree Treatment Centre Homes and Schools providing high quality therapeutic care, education and therapy.  She was a member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Topic Expert Group which wrote the Standards for the Emotional Health and Well Being of Looked After Children in 2015.  She was Chair of the Apprenticeship Trailblazer which wrote the Level 4 and 5 qualifications for those working with Children, Young People and Families.  In June 2020 she was awarded an MBE for her work with Apprenticeships and Traumatised Children.

Contact us on 01803 493030 or fill in the form below to discuss booking this training for your team…

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Level 4 Award in Trauma Informed Practice for Children and Young People

the course

This NCFE accredited Level 4 Award is delivered by clinical psychologists and social worker consultants who have significant front-line experience in a wide range of children’s services including secure. This qualification will enable you to become a Trauma Informed Practitioner within your organisation.

The Award comprises of five units for anyone in a non-supervisory role and a sixth unit for senior practitioners and supervisors/managers. The course is delivered over 7 to 8 days with breaks in between enabling learners to reflect and embed the knowledge from each Unit into practice.

To improve outcomes for the children and young people, services will benefit from trauma informed champions role modeling therapeutic practice and helping others to understand the importance of adopting a trauma informed approach.

Our training is split into 6 units:

  • Trauma, Brain Development and Attachment
  • Childhood & Adolescent Development
  • Complex Behaviours
  • Resilience, Self-Care and Compassion Fatigue
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Trauma Informed Leadership

the trainer

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Karen Cloute has a Doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology and specialises in child and adolescent mental health with a specific
interest in neurodevelopment. Karen has worked as a clinician, trainer and supervisor and has delivered training for Exeter and Reading University. Since 2015 Karen has been the Clinical Lead for a Secure Children’s Home where they have been embedding a trauma informed, therapeutic parenting approach for children with highly complex needs and trauma histories.

This Level 4 award is priced at £1400+vat per person.

Book now for our special introductory price of £1095+vat per person.

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Trauma Informed Residential Leads Support Programme

Leading a therapeutic programme can be an isolating role and reflection is something that is best done with other people. dialogue has been supporting leads for child exploitation, participation and online safety for sometime. This new community, lead by Claire Davies MBE and Liz Cooper, offers four group sessions a year for those leading therapeutic work in their organisations, aiming to share research, develop links and jointly consider their ideas and experiences for just £99 a year.

Read more and book your place