At the TRC, we work with charities and organisations that support children who have faced extreme trauma, including some anti-trafficking organisations.

Our Training Centre has many aspects, all aimed at helping to develop a better understanding of the issues children are facing, and to provide excellent training to the professionals who work with children, young people and families.

Training Team

We have a team who are skilled in providing presentations and training in awareness indicators of trauma, abuse, trafficking and other issues regarding the care and recovery of survivors.

Training Events and Courses

We put on regular training events and courses, run by recognised psychotherapists and other trainers. These training sessions are open to other professionals working with children or adults.
In September 2015 the TRC hosted the first Certificate course in Therapeutic Mentoring, which trained people to help facilitate recovery for those who have experienced trauma.


The Trauma Training Pathway

Introduction to Trauma course by Betsy de Thierry 5 part (2 .5 days)

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Part 1 and 2 (Whole day)

Introduction to trauma and complex trauma.

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Definition of trauma, trauma continuum, impact of trauma, threat response, prolonged threat response, behaviour as communication, hyper arousal and hypo arousal, dissociation, trauma symptoms of hyper vigilence, agitation, flashbacks, memory, PTSD.

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Part 3 (non clinical)(Half day/ twilight)

Strategies and toolbox for helping children recover from trauma.

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Empathy, shame, listening, reflection, co –regulation, calming, emotional age, philosophy, emotional connection, length of time, recovery not management and a toolbox of self regulation activities.

Part 3 (clinicians or adoptive parents working with dissociative children only)

How to facilitate integration from dissociation.

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The journey of recovery to wholeness. Identifying the journey and the landmarks and tools for the way.

Part 4 and 5: Whole day

Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice.

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Depression and anxiety symptoms, assessment tools, working with parents/carers, core approaches, whole staff approaches, power of relationship, the detail of words spoken and responses. Looking at frustrating behaviour and responses.