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Trauma Informed Practice - working with the effects of Trauma in the Justice System CPD

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Course overview

Many vulnerable people supported by Intermediaries have experienced trauma. Recent advances in neurobiology, human development and treatment approaches have greatly increased understanding of the impact of trauma on the human experience.

During this course, you will learn about:

  • The different types of trauma and their significance.
  • The fundamental importance of felt safety to human beings and instinctual survival responses when this is compromised.
  • How trauma impacts upon human development.
  • The complex effects of trauma functioning including communication and the challenges this presents for people going through the criminal justice systems.
  • Practical strategies intermediaries can use to assist traumatised witnesses to effectively communicate.
  • Secondary/Vicarious trauma - recognising signs in ourselves.

The City Law School and the School of Health Sciences will deliver this CPD course in conjunction with Intermediaries for Justice (IfJ). The course will be interactive and delegates will be divided into small groups to work in. This course is for IfJ members only and will be delivered by 'Catherine O'Neill' and 'Laura Farrugia'.

For further information on IfJ and how to become a member please visit IfJ's website.

Being traumatized means continuing to organize your life as if the trauma were still going on—unchanged and immutable—as every new encounter or event is contaminated by the past.”

- - Bessel Van Der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score --