About the course
CPD: equivalent to 6 CPD points.
This one-day workshop has been designed for any frontline staff who may have contact with individuals in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic incident.
The aim of the workshop is to provide attendees with skills so that they would feel confident in supporting individuals who have experienced traumatic events such as terrorist attacks, fires, transport incidents, assault etc.
The workshop will focus on improving frontline staff’s knowledge on what to expect if they come across someone who has experienced a trauma. We will then provide skills to help you to support individuals who are distressed as a result of a trauma and information on how to recognise whether they need referring for further professional help or not. You will learn about the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and what the recommended treatments are.
We will also spend time exploring ways that you can look after yourself when doing this work.
Through a combination of didactic teaching, videos, and group discussion attendees will have the opportunity to think about how they can apply what they’ve learnt to their own practice.
This course is aimed at non-mental health professionals. We also offer a one-day ‘Responding to trauma: for clinicians’ masterclass for mental health clinicians.
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What you will learn from taking this course:
- Understand common reactions to trauma
- Support people in the immediate aftermath of a trauma
- Know where to refer people for help following trauma
- Understand what post-traumatic stress disorder is and what treatment is recommended
- Understand the factors that affect an individual’s response to trauma
- Take care of themselves when working with people who have experienced trauma
GP, GPVTS, Other, Paramedic, Police officer, RGN, Social worker
Lunch & Refreshments Provided
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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.