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Trauma. Dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers including Special Guardians. Launch Pad Session 6

Microsoft TEAMS, Virtual training
Event Tutors
Kirsty Fraser
Admin Contact
Fostering Business Support (
Target Audience
Connected Carers / SGO's
target audience
Event Types
Support Group
Course categories
Adopters and Foster Carers
Adopters and Foster Carers subcategories
Professional Development
Event description
What is it? This is a new dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers, Including Special Guardians Why are we running it? We recognise that your situation is very different to that of main stream foster carers. The new role that you find yourself in now, is often not a pathway you may have planned on taking. Unlike foster carers, you are thrown in at the deep end without having had a course to prepare you for what lies ahead, and how ‘The System’ works. This course aims to do that as well as recognise the particular difficulties that you as ‘Kinship Carers’, whatever your role, face. How will it run? There will be six sessions, each lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours, which will take place over the course of a year. It is hoped that you will attend all six, but as new carers arrive, they can join the programme at any stage. The sessions will be led in the main by Social workers from our team. There will be light refreshment of tea and coffee provided at each session, but it would be rather nice if we could take it in turns to bring and share some food. The first session will be catered for, but we will discuss how this works for future sessions at the end of our first meeting. This session will focus on: Trauma
Learning outcomes
To know that trauma can be a single event, complex or developmental. To understand how the brain responds, stores and remembers traumatic events. To be aware of secondary trauma and how to look after yourself.
Start Date
Thursday 29 June 2023
End Date
Thursday 29 June 2023
Closing Date
Wednesday 21 June 2023
10:00 - 12:30
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event