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An Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice in Youth Work

7 March, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

All young people are unique and will react and respond differently to things that happen. However, for some, the environment they grow up in, the people around them and the stressful or traumatic events they experience, also known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), combine to impact negatively in ways that can be lifelong. To cope with these, young people can exhibit a wide range of behaviours, from blocking it out to anger and aggression. This workshop introduces the basic principles of a trauma-informed approach to youth work. This includes what trauma is, how to identify it, and ideas for engaging young people effectively to build supportive relationships and develop positive coping strategies.

• Understand what ‘trauma’ means in this context
• Explore Adverse Childhood Experiences, what they are and how they can impact on young people as they grow up
• Consider the impact of trauma on the adolescent brain and emotional / social development
• Identify connections between various risky and / or challenging behaviours and early negative experiences
• Discuss ways to build trauma informed positive relationships through youth work.

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