Registration Open: Trauma Informed Care in Practice Conference 2019

The Richmond Education and Event Centre, Dublin, Nov 5th

“Repeatedly in the testimony of survivors there comes a moment when a sense of connection is restored by another person’s unaffected display of generosity. Something in the self that the victim believes to be irretrievably destroyed—faith, decency, courage—is reawakened by an example of common altruism. Mirrored in the actions of others, the survivor recognizes and reclaims a lost part of themselves”

Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery

Join practitioners, leaders in the field of Trauma Informed Care, academics and experts by experience in sharing learning about trauma-informed care in Ireland. The Trauma Informed Care in Practice Conference will bring together organisations and individuals passionate about the opportunities afforded by trauma-informed care – to promote power-sharing and equality in our relationships, and create safer, supportive services for survivors of trauma. The conference focusses on practice and implementation of trauma-awareness and trauma-informed care across a range of sectors and service types.

Keynote speakers include Senator Lynn Ruane and Dr. Sharon Lambert. The conference will include: presentations on national trauma informed care models, recent research in an Irish context, lessons from the front line and skills-based workshops.

This is the first learning-focussed, practice-based and interactive Trauma Informed Care conference in Ireland and will benefit those working in and managing human services, academics with interest in the field of trauma as well as service users.

The conference will focus on sharing learning from 16 different speakers, with clear implications for practice. It will include:

  • A panel of practice experts discussing implementation of Trauma Informed Care or key strategies with a range of service user groups
  • A panel with new academic research from Ireland focussing on criminal justice, homelessness, youth education and others
  • Skills-based workshops focussing on reframing of trauma-organised (challenging) behaviours with staff and service users
  • A profile of key models in development for domestic violence services (Safe Ireland), services for vulnerable children and their families (Barnardos), and for health, community and social care services
  • A collaborative working space to consider the implications of learning for national trauma-informed care implementation standards

Conference Programme

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About this Conference

This conference is being organized by Trauma Informed Care in Ireland – a consortium of non-profit service providers and academics seeking to promote the meaningful and genuine implementation of trauma theory in frontline services. The consortium is led by Novas, Quality Matters with oversight by a national expert advisory panel including Dr Sharon Lambert. The consortium has developed targeted training and is currently developing quality standards in trauma-informed care for the non-profit sector in Ireland and is interested in sharing learning and extending the reach of the important body of knowledge relating to trauma-informed care to the wider human services sector.

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