Trauma Responsive Practice with Families

What is this training about?


This workshop provides a link between the neurobiology of complex trauma and its impacts on relationships in particular.  Working with children is not something that happens in isolation and we need to understand issues and implications of experiences of trauma within and across families.

We will consider various types of transgenerational and intergenerational trauma and its positive and negative impacts on adaptability and survival.  Further emphasis will be placed on hereditary structures and epigenetics and the implications this knowledge has for us as practitioners when working with the challenges of family dynamics and interactions.

What will you learn?

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Strengthen your understanding of the broad issues vulnerable children face within the context of culture, relationship, environment and experience.
  • Explore the difficulties in engaging and re-engaging marginalised parents and carers who have also experienced complex trauma and explore the long- term implications of their experiences .
  • Build your understanding of intergenerational trauma, trans-generational trauma, the science of epigenetics and its impact on our understanding of family functioning and the developing child
  • Take practical skills and strategies that help facilitate trauma recovery for children and families
  • Identify strategies for recovery and healing.

What difference will this make to your practice?

Working with vulnerable children, young people and their families who have experienced trauma is complex and requires a holistic trauma-informed approach. This workshop will provide you with foundational knowledge of the neurobiological impact of trauma and specifically explore the intergenerational and transgenerational trauma experience within families.

This training considers the diversity of families posing meaningful ways of engagement and the provision of therapeutic care to vulnerable communities.