October news round up
Welcome to our October news round up.
It’s been a busy start to Autumn for Rock Pool, with our team growing as well as the ongoing development of both our new and existing courses.
Speaking of which, we’re delighted to be launching our brand new two day Exploited Children and Gangs training programme.
Exploited Children and Gangs
There is a national epidemic of children being criminally exploited into gangs. An emerging body of robust evidence tells us that children and young people who experience adversity in childhood are significantly more at risk of various forms of exploitation and over the last few years the number of children being groomed for the purposes of criminal activity has grown significantly.
In response to this issue, Rock Pool have developed the âExploited Children and Gangâ training to empower and inspire practitioners to take a trauma informed response.
This training programme is offered in two tiers: A two day Introduction and Awareness course and a further one day Practitioner course.
Lives changed in Manchester thanks to our Adverse Childhood Experiences training
Rock Pool were delighted to deliver this training last year. As well as staff at the Oasis Academy, we trained over 600 multi-agency professionals in Harpurhey.
A vice principal from The Oasis Academy primary school told a council meeting earlier this month: âItâs given people a real understanding of how our pupils and staff may have experienced traumaâ.
âWell-beingâ and âcalm downâ rooms have been brought in to the school, while staff have been taught how to avoid traumatic âtriggersâ.
There has also been a move away from short term exclusions, and instead focus on working with the child who has been in crisis, she said.Â Read the full story here
Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes, and certainly doesn’t present itself as ‘one size fits all’.
For anyone working with, or spending time with, someone who has experienced trauma, it is crucial to be able to read between the lines and understand the often complex ways trauma can manifest itself in someones personality and behaviours.
We’ve put together a simple but helpful infographic to help explain the Disguise of Trauma better.
We are really pleased to announce that Jo Majauskis has joined the Rock Pool team. Jo will be our lead trainer, supporting all of our Associates. She will also be developing new programmes including the newÂ Trauma Informed Educators;Â an accredited modular programme that will give delegates an understandingÂ of the prevalenceÂ and impact of trauma, provide them with the skills and information to enable them to advocate for trauma informed practice and advise on trauma informed work.
More about this programme coming soon!