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CPD Module - Understanding and Engaging with Trauma-Informed Practice - Spring

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To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to by the 24th June 2022.

This module is delivered online and starts in March 2023 and runs for 7 weeks. The live seminars will be on Thursday monrings. published dates are subject to change/TBC.

This online module introduces trauma-informed practice as a framework for understanding the impact of trauma, and how professionals can work effectively to facilitate safety and stability for the traumatised children, adults and families they encounter in their work.

Drawing upon the most recent research and examples from practice, the module enables both those in direct practice and service management to better facilitate safety and wellbeing throughout their organisations - for staff and service users alike.

Delivered entirely online over a seven week period, the module affords a high level of flexibility, enabling you to fit learning around existing jobs and personal commitments. There will be one live seminar session per week and the rest of the teaching will be recorded so that you can access this at the most convenient time for you each week.

Module assessments include weekly reflective activities and a final paper focused on applying principles of trauma-informed practice in direct work and/or organisational contexts.

Further details on CPD modules, awards and pathways at Sussex University available here:
Start Date
Thursday 9 March 2023
End Date
Thursday 20 April 2023
10:00 - 11:30
Learning outcomes

  • Understanding and identifying trauma response in practice

  • Applying principles of a trauma-informed approach to a range of practice contexts

  • Identifying ways to manage the impact of working with trauma

  • Developing trauma-informed and trauma responsive organisational cultures

Additional information
Whilst undertaking and completing this module you will be invited to be part of the Trauma-Informed Community of Practice led by a Lead Practitioner in the Partners in Change Hub.
Target Audience
Assessment Services (BHCC) / Children's Services (B&HCC) / Social Workers
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Course pre-requisites
Online Learning Session, bn2
Event Trainers
University of Sussex
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