Welcare staff were joined by staff from other charities supported by The Mercers’ Company for the first of two days of training on Trauma Informed Practice.
Led by Developing Together the Social Work Teaching Partnership covering South West London and Surrey (we are a proud primary partner agency) we addressed how we could become more adept at recognising trauma and adversity, how to respond appropriately and what we can learn from research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how this relates to working in a trauma informed way. The training also examined how we build resilience, repair trauma responses and reviewed some fascinating research on child and teenage brain development.
It was a privilege to have the opportunity to spend the day in Mercers’ Hall, although the present hall is the third to occupy the site and was opened in 1958 we were surrounded by the history of the Mercers’ Company including preparations for the Richard (Dick) Whittington exhibition.
Welcare will host Day 2 on 18 April 2023.