The Western Outcomes Group hosted 4 days of expert ACES training events for practitioners from all sectors across the Western Area with Dr Karen Treisman. Workshop 1 involved awareness raising and understanding of the impact of relational and developmental trauma and disrupted attachment on children’s brains, bodies, emotions, relationships and behaviours. Workshop 1 was held in Enniskillen and Strabane.
Workshop 2 focused on moving towards being and sustaining a trauma informed and trauma responsive workforce. Attendees got the opportunity to learn about what it is to be a trauma-informed and trauma responsive organisation and system and why this is needed and is important and beneficial to everyone. Workshop 2 was held in Omagh and Derry.
Dr Treisman used an array of learning and teaching styles that included small group work, multimedia, interactive methods and included impactful and practical case studies to help set in context the learning from each day.
The workshops were really well attended with great energy and engagement in the rooms, and feedback has been very positive. Further information from the evaluations will be shared in our next e-zine.