Does your role involve working alongside or serving people who may be affected by trauma?
If you are likely to be working alongside or serving people who may have been affected by trauma, whether that is known or not, then the resources below will help you think about how to consider this in your day to day working life. We call this level of awareness about trauma – 'Trauma Skilled'.
Resources to develop your 'Trauma Skilled' practice
The resources below will help you to develop knowledge & skills to support your 'Trauma Skilled' Practice.
You will need to register with TURAS Learn to access the first of these resources, but anyone with an email address, no matter what their location or role is, can register free of charge. To register please go to: https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/
Developing your trauma-skilled practice
This module is designed to increase your understanding of what psychological trauma is and how it can affect us, how to support recovery and develop trauma informed relationships that incorporate trust, safety, choice and collaboration, and control and empowerment, and how to recognise when a person may benefit from a trauma specialist intervention.
Understanding how the experience of trauma can affect our Window of Tolerance
Jennie Young, Principal Educator at NHS Education for Scotland and Nurse Psychotherapist talks about the ways that the experience of psychological trauma can affect our emotional “window of tolerance”, and what we can do to create environments that support a person to stay in their optimal “green zone”.