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Do you work with children, young people and / or families who have experienced trauma?

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Invest in yourself as a practitioner and join us on our residential course in St. Andrews this summer

NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Government recognise that ‘trauma is everyone’s business.’

If everyone in Scotland was more informed about trauma, we could better understand and support those who have experienced it. At Children in Scotland, our vision is that all children have an equal chance to flourish, and we are passionate that this can only be achieved through investing in the children’s sector workforce.

From 13-15 July, we are hosting a unique three-day residential training course in St. Andrews focused on trauma recovery, regulation and self-care, led by psychotherapist and trauma specialist Jan Montgomery – you can click here to find out more about her.

Jan says: “If you support people who have experienced trauma and you want a safe place to explore the impact that has on them, yourself and your organisation then join us on the residential. We will be gathering lots of information and we will really ensure that it’s embedded so that it becomes transformative knowledge - that is when it becomes powerful.”

Watch the video below to hear Jan introduce the course:

Click here to view the full course brochure

The residential combines trauma theory with practical strategies, discussion and activities to give you transformational knowledge that you can take back to your workplace. The structure of this residential course will embody what it means to be trauma-informed, by modelling best-practice around how we protect our own mental health whilst creating safety for others.

Through understanding that becoming trauma-informed is a process, you will establish where you/your organisation is on this journey and what you can do to take steps forward and change lives.

This course recognises that the practitioner’s own wellbeing is essential in truly trauma-informed practice, as we can’t help others to heal without supporting ourselves. You will explore the importance of self-including strategies to combat burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma in the tranquil setting of the University of St. Andrews.

Click here to book your place

What about costs?

All ticket prices include training materials, private en-suite accommodation and meals for the duration of the residential.  

Children in Scotland is a charity and non-profit organisation. Any fees to participate will be used to cover all costs related to the event while supporting our work to improve children's lives in Scotland. You can click here to read more about our vision and values.

Our members receive a discount on places on our learning and events programme and commissioned training, as well as host of other benefits. Click here to find out more about more about joining us in membership.