We know that trauma in childhood, called adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and trauma in adult life can have a detrimental impact on physical and emotional well-being and they can influence the decisions we make in life.
Being trauma informed is about thinking ‘what has happened to this person’ rather than ‘what is wrong with this person’. It is about finding out and understanding what has happened in a person’s life that might have led them to where they are now. It is also about thinking how trauma could affect a person in the future and taking steps to prevent adversity.
The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit is committed to working with all organisations to raise awareness of trauma and ACEs and encourage improved ways of working so that we can better support the people that we serve.
The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit are running some Trauma Informed Working and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) basic awareness training. You can find out more information here on the Eventbrite Website.
Here is a short video explaining more about adverse childhood experiences.
Here are two animations about trauma and attachment.
We have also produced a series of short videos explaining what trauma is and how practitioners and organisations can become more trauma informed.
Below is the Trauma informed Policing video that we produced with South Yorkshire Police. This video is being used in police officer training sessions to help them become more trauma informed.
We have more videos coming soon.
South Yorkshire Futures – Talking to children about Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Trauma Informed Practice
The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit is committed to working with all organisations to raise awareness of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and encourage improved ways of working so that we can better support the people that we serve.
The A&E Navigator scheme is an emergency department support service for people who are hospitalised by violence & complex social issues.