Delivered by Sarah Brown – NWG Trainer

Sarah Brown – NWG Trainer

Since gaining a degree in Youth Studies from Nottingham Trent University Sarah has worked within a variety of backgrounds supporting vulnerable young people and their families, including the role of a Pastoral Manager in a secondary school and as a Family Resource Worker.

After volunteering as a counsellor for several years at ChildLine, Sarah was employed as a supervisor.

It was at ChildLine she developed her child-centred, trauma-informed approach to working alongside young people. She worked to increase the skills, knowledge and empathy of volunteersĀ in areas such as bullying, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, self-harm and suicide to ensure young people received the best possible support available. Sarah’s time at Childline also involved managing and assessing both safeguarding issues and immediate life-threatening situations presented by young people within the counselling room.

Sarah is passionate about the way in which we support young people and the need for services and practitioners to recognise and understand how trauma impacts on young people and how we can offer more effective support based on an increased level of understanding.

This CPD accredited foundation level course has been developed to combine the knowledge within the operations team in the area of trauma along with our experiences of working with young people. This provides attendees with an informative and engaging training day. Attendees will leave with an in-depth understanding of trauma and the impact it has on the lives of children and young people. The course takes attendees through a journey on how the brain develops through childhood and the importance of understanding this for our own practice, along with a focus on how we physically respond to trauma. There is a focus on how trauma manifests and the ways in which we cope with trauma, which allows the opportunity to then consider ways in which we can work therapeutically with young people impacted by exploitation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how the brain develops through childhood into adolescence and ways in which our experiences impact on development.
  • Identify the ways in which we may define trauma and what a traumatic event may be.
  • Determine the different ways in which trauma can manifest including physically and emotionally and the impact this can have.
  • Illustrate how our Emotional Regulation Systems work and the importance of maintaining a balanced system.
  • Apply to practice your understanding of The Window of Tolerance and how we can support ourselves and others to regain balance.
  • Consider and reflect on the ways in which you may develop your practice and service provision to meet the needs of young people affected by trauma.