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Trauma-Informed Organisations

There is currently a buzz around trauma-informed practice and organisational change from a systems perspective; however, there is a worry about these terms being over-used, diluted, mis-used, and misrepresented. This workshop offers a strong sense and grounding in adversity, culturally infused & responsive organisational transformation, why it is important, what it looks like. What are some of the key ingredients; and some of the steps towards achieving this.

Saturday 5th December 2020

9.30-5pm

Location:

24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

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Open to all who wish to attend, however, it will be most useful with some understanding of the impact of trauma on individuals. This is key before exploring the potential impact on systems and organisations.

 

This course has been attended by people in all different roles; however will be of most interest to those who are trying to influence and bring about change in their teams/organisations; and those in leadership, management, or strategic positions.

 

This introduction day workshop is an opportunity to learn further from a system and organisational perspective about what is an adversity culturally, & trauma-informed, infused, and responsive organisation, team, and system; and to meaningfully reflect as to why this transformation and lens is needed, is important, and is beneficial to everyone. Including how we can recognise and respond to the pervasive and widespread impact of trauma; whilst proactively finding ways to avoid re-traumatising people through our systems and practices.

 

This workshop supports attendees to reflect, notice, magnify, and celebrate what they are already doing that is going well, and which is in line with the principles of trauma-informed practice. This is based on trauma, attachment, organisational, systemic, and implementation science theories. This also draws on the existing international evidence base around different best practices models in trauma-informed organisations; as well as giving tangible examples and case studies.

 

This day often includes creating action plans and commitments for what areas need improvement, and expansion; as well as considering areas across the whole organisation such as recruitment and induction, through to procedures and policies, through to the physical environment, through to self-care and staff wellbeing, and so forth. There is something for everyone whether leading a service, being a member who is trying to influence change; or from a worker perspective about what changes within their role they can take a trauma lens for.

 

Learning outcomes:

• Learn about what being trauma-informed and trauma-responsive means and looks like; and establish why it is needed, important, and beneficial.

• Learn about several best practice models for being trauma-informed and trauma-responsive.

• Increase knowledge and understanding around specific components and the nuts and bolts of practice of being more trauma-informed, such as through induction and recruitment, through to the physical environment, through to lived experience involvement, through to behavioural responses.

• Consider what some of the factors are for improving effectiveness of trauma-informed practice; as well as what some of the potential obstacles and barriers may be.

• Reflect on what is going well already and how can this be magnified, strengthened, and celebrated.

• Develop action plans, momentum, and ideas from the group as to ways to become more trauma-informed and trauma-responsive.

 

Dr Treisman is a specialist in this area, and currently consults to over 90 different organisations; as well as visiting over 70 organisations and 150 people in America as part of a Winston Churchill Fellowship Award to learn about best practice in trauma-informed organisations.



Additional Information:

Non BAAT Member fee: £170

Non BAAT Members:  To book please email info@baat.org  with your booking enquiry. You will also need to create a BAAT booking account by registering here: www.baat.org/Create-Account. This does not incur a fee.

Employer funded BAAT Member: £140

Full BAAT member self-funded: £105

Under-employed BAAT member self-funded: £95

Unemployed BAAT member: £85

Trainee BAAT member self-funded: £85

2 reserved reduced places for Unemployed/Trainee BAAT members: £55 – To book please contact info@baat.org

Employer Payments & Invoicing:
If you or your employer would like to be invoiced for your place on this course, please complete this Invoice form  Invoice Details Request - Event Booking.docx  and return it to info@baat.org.

Lunch and refreshments included. 

Convenors:

Dr Karen Treisman

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