A CPD accredited half-day event that supports delegates to understand trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress and its impact on individuals.

About the training

The training will explore trauma theory and how the Acceptance of a trauma model offers the potential for recovery.

It enables delegates to understand that by exploring the Behaviours that result from trauma it is possible to understand that it is ‘what happened’ to the child or young person that resulted in coping strategies that can be destructive to the individual, family and society.

By being Curious as individuals we can facilitate a collaborative culture to promote healing and autonomy

Tier 1 – Trauma awareness 

This half day course is suitable for everyone and provides an introduction and awareness to the impact of trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), positive childhood experiences (PCE’s), toxic stress and trauma-informed practice. We look at the effect on individuals of these experiences and start to explore strategies to manage these.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To promote relational interactions and kindness
  • To raise awareness of emotional trauma
  • To explain how trauma affects behaviour
  • To consider how understanding trauma can enhance interactions with others


Who should attend

  • Social workers
  • Family support workers
  • Neighbourhood teams
  • Safeguarding adult teams
  • Early help workers
  • Housing sector workers
  • Voluntary sector workers
  • Health practitioners
  • Police and police support staff
  • Other frontline care professionals
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Training topics

  • Trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Toxic stress
  • Neuroscience research
  • Trauma-informed working
  • Resilience and protective factors
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Next steps

  • If you are interested and would like to find out more information about this training course or any of Rock Pool’s work, please contact us:

Email: admin@rockpool.life
Tel: 01803 659191

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“Rock Pool delivered high quality training to our multi-agency workforce in Harpurhey. The expertise, knowledge and work/life experiences of the trainers enabled them to deliver key messages about ACEs and trauma informed approaches in an empathetic, sensitive manner. Our evaluation found that delegates knowledge of ACEs, and how to consider them in practice improved significantly. The application of the learning is enabling practitioners to make a difference to individuals, families and the community. Whether it is a housing association working to prevent hoarding, schools changing their policy to prevent exclusions or health visitors having strength based conversations with families Rock Pool and Manchester City Council are helping residents live better lives.”

Gareth Nixon, ACEs Project Manager, Manchester City Council

“The ACE Training in Harpurhey was inspirational – this approach has the ability to really change outcomes for people. The session really brought to life how using a trauma informed approach is possible for everybody.”

Cllr Sue Murphy CBE, Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council

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Cancellation Policy
The customer may cancel a training course provided that written notice is given to the supplier at least 28 days before the first training date.
If the notice to cancel is provided less than 28 days before the first training date, no refund will be made to the customer.
If the notice to cancel is provided more than 28 days before the first training date, 100% of the charges will be refunded to the customer.

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