We would like to invite professionals to the first Trauma Informed Somerset Network Launch Event on 24 January 2023.

Follow this link for more information and the agenda for the event.

Trauma Informed Practice is an approach to public services which seeks to understand how people’s experiences shape their lives. It then seeks to respond in a way which accounts for these experiences and empowers people free from judgement.

As a county are currently in the process of designing a program which will help Somerset become a trauma informed county.

The current strategy has been developed with a range of representatives from county and district councils, Health, Education, CAMHS, Police, Second Step, Adults and Children’s Social Care alongside other partners.

There is already a range of trauma informed practice being implemented across the county. These events are a way of highlighting and learning from this vital work and also to draw people who support the need for trauma informed public services together.

The event will see speakers come and share their experience of trauma informed working, offer guidance, and help build our evidence base of effective trauma informed models and interventions.

We will also be offering a chance to support, collaborate and consult on the current transformation project, including the newly developed Trauma Informed Somerset Charter.

This is an open event for professionals, it is not limited to people working with trauma and can support anyone who works with people in any capacity.

If you have any further questions or would like to be involved, please email me at billy.smith@somerset.gov.uk

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January 23, 2023