Understanding Trauma

Duration: 1 Day

Delivery Method: face-to-face

Course Capacity: 16

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Exposure to traumatic events is recognised as a factor influencing the development of a variety of mental health conditions, and is not confined to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

When working with people who have been exposed to trauma, it is necessary to understand: the responses to trauma, how to keep people safe and how to protect yourself from the associated risks from vicarious trauma. An understanding of trauma informed practice helps provide a foundation for support and conversation.  Relationships are built on safety, trust, choice, affirmation, collaboration, and empowerment.

This training is designed to improve confidence and knowledge of trauma response. It is suitable for anyone working with people who have been exposed to trauma. The course involves practical exercises and group discussion.

The training is not designed to be therapeutic and is not recommended for people with ongoing issues related to traumatic experiences.

Strongmind Resiliency Training, online learning, e-Learning, TRiM, Trauma Risk Management, TRiM Refresher.

Key Learning Points

  • Introduction to trauma and the characteristics of traumatic events.
  • Understanding the impact of trauma.
  • Trauma psychology – How we think and behave after trauma.
  • Common risk factors for the development of traumatic stress.
  • Identifying signs symptoms and behaviours.
  • Trauma informed practice.
  • Discussing trauma – active listening skills.
  • Positive and negative coping.
  • Signposting and support.
  • Self-protection and caring for the carer.

Course Aim

To provide delegates with an understanding of the impact of traumatic events, the factors associated with the development of traumatic stress and trauma informed practice.



The course is fully accredited by the CPD standards office and course time can be used against existing organisational CPD requirements.