For individuals

Training for Individuals


Trauma is widespread and has far-reaching impacts on the health and well-being of individuals and their engagement with health and social care staff and services. Trauma experiences, and the lack of understanding of their impact on individuals, can create difficulties in relationships between service users and service providers. Safe and nurturing relationships between staff and service users is fundamental to recovery from trauma and positive engagement in services. Safe and nurturing relationships can be facilitated by, or augmented by, the creation of a trauma-informed organisation.

Programme Mission

The Trauma Informed Care in Ireland programmes seek to make accessible, high quality trauma and trauma-informed care training and resources available to the Irish Health and Social Care sector.

Programme Framework

The Trauma-informed Care in Ireland training and quality programme consists of three core facets:

1. Trauma theory:

The core knowledge that everyone in the organisation must have in order to be trauma-informed. This is taught in Module One, a 3-hour online programme.

2. Trauma-informed Interpersonal Practice:

Trauma-informed practice between staff and service users involve creating healing relationships and a healing interpersonal environment to prevent retraumatisation, as well as supporting emotional regulation where people are triggered. Techniques and theory for doing this are learned through Module Two, the in-person full-day training.

3. Trauma-informed organisations

To be trauma-informed, an organisation must support the creation of a healing environment through its processes, policies, staff supports and physical environment. A set of organisational standards, an assessment and implementation planning approach support organisations to do this through the Champions Model, should organisations wish to pursue it.

Trauma Informed Care in Ireland is a training and quality implementation programme for organisations committed to working in a trauma-informed way with all who use their services. Our vision is that all people who have survived trauma can access, and remain engaged with, services where they feel safe, supported and encouraged to heal and grow. We hope that individuals and communities traditionally most likely to disengage from services can stay engaged and feel safe, respected, empowered, trusted and welcomed.

Trauma Informed Practice Training

Training for individual staff and service providers is available throughout the year in a variety of locations. The training consists of one 3-hour online training including pre-recorded lectures from Dr. Sharon Lambert, followed by two half-day workshops (delivered through live online classes or in-person) with a TIC practice expert. You may be interested in this option if you wish to improve your personal practice, or would like to see what the training is like before investing for a whole team in training or the Champions model. Read on to learn what the training for individuals comprises of, and how you can book a place for yourself on one of our upcoming dates.

Individual Training
  • with attendance at training workshop
  • +Access to online training
  • + Training manual
  • + And much more…

What do costs include?

Components includeIncluded
Module One: Pre-Recorded Three Hour Module including lectures from Dr Sharon LambertYes
Module Two: In-person trauma-informed care practice workshopsYes
2 x High-quality training manual (online downloadable manual for module 1 & hard copy manual for module 2Yes

Approach / Programme Partners

This programme was developed by the non-profit sector, for the non-profit sector. Originally developed for Novas, an organisation working with people with a high trauma profile, a team of front-line practitioners and academics have developed, piloted and refined this training to ensure it is suitable to a range of health and social care environments. Expert guidance on the training development was provided by Dr. Sharon Lambert. The programme is managed by Quality Matters and is additionally overseen by a panel of expert advisors from national or specialist roles in the health, community, social care or academic sectors. We aim to ensure the programme is adopted and owned by as many of our partners in service provision as possible.  For this reason we have adopted an approach that draws on research, but aims to be  implementable in practice

How to register for Trauma Informed Care Training

If you want to book a place on one of our upcoming trainings, click on the button below. You will be given payment options and follow up instructions.