The Tier 2 ABC – Trauma Responsive Practitioner Training is a CPD accredited one-day course that will enable practitioners working with children, young people and adults to understand the impact of trauma including adverse childhood experiences, trauma-informed practice and strategies to use to promote protective behaviours and develop resilience.

About the training

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

We believe that by being Curious as individuals we can facilitate a collaborative culture to promote healing and autonomy. We introduce simple activities to promote curiosity with those we support


This 1-day course is suitable for practitioners who are working with Adults and/or CYP who have experienced trauma on a day-to-day basis In this training we further explore the links between trauma, attachment, behaviour & triggers. We also take the opportunity to look further at trauma-responsive practice and the principles behind this approach.  It provides practitioners with some tools to use when working with families to help them in their recovery journey. Finally, we take a look at Vicarious Trauma and Resilience.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To promote relational interactions and kindness
  • To explore and understand responses to trauma
  • To raise awareness of trauma-responsive practice
  • To introduce strategies for working that enables collaboration
  • To consider vicarious trauma and the impact on practitioners


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
  • Developing resilience and protective factors
  • Working with adults and children and young people who have experienced trauma
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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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"This training has been extremely valuable and has provided staff with the knowledge and understanding of adverse childhood experiences and trauma and the impacts this has had on behaviours of lifestyle choices and how these manifests in the day to day lives of those individuals."

Community Safety Policy Officer Barking and Dagenham

"I can say without hesitation that the Rock Pool training has increased awareness of trauma and ACEs and there is a growing enthusiasm across the area to continue to move and change cultures to the point that public services naturally work in this way."

Commissioning and Contracts Manager for Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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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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