Why Trauma-informed Care matters?
Becoming Trauma-informed is particularly important for homelessness organisations, as studies show a significant percentage of individuals facing multiple disadvantages have experienced complex trauma in their lives. Moreover, the experience of homelessness itself is traumatic.
By adopting Trauma-informed approaches, your organisation can:
- Improve service user outcomes
- Cultivate a resilient and empowered workforce
- Reduce incidents and enhance safety
- Meet funding requirements and secure funding opportunities
As part of your tailored package, we offer a range of specialised training to equip your organisation with the knowledge and tools needed to become Trauma-informed. Courses are led by experienced homelessness practitioners and use interactive learning techniques to ensure they are engaging for delegates.
Trauma-informed: Theory and Principles
This introductory course for frontline staff explores Complex Trauma and its impact on service users and introduces delegates to why a trauma-informed approach is vital when working with individuals with complex needs.
Trauma-informed: In Practice
Designed as a follow-up course to Trauma-informed: Theory and Principles, this course provides frontline workers with an evidence-based approach to working in a trauma-informed way.
Trauma-informed for Managers
This course will provide an overview of Complex Trauma and explore how a trauma-informed approach can be safely and effectively implemented by managers across their teams.
To ensure our training is embedded at all levels of your organisation, we offer additional support services. These services enable your organisation to fully embrace a trauma-informed approach in all aspects of your work. Our further support includes:
- Tailored Presentation to Board and Senior Team
- Champions Workshop
- Service User Engagement Workshop
- Policy and Procedure Review
Who can we support?
This package is ideal for homelessness organisations, not-for-profit or for-profit organisations, small or large, housing, outreach, day services, employment services, substance misuse and all client groups.
It can be particularly helpful for organisations seeking to reduce evictions in their service and improve staff wellbeing and retention.
Homeless Link members receive a 25% discount on the package. If you’d like to take advantage of our membership pricing, learn more about becoming a Homeless Link member.
Ready to get started?
To enquire about how we can help you to embed a trauma-informed approach in your service, please reach out to Hannah Opie, our Learning and Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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