Trauma informed resources

If you are supporting people with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), on this page you'll find information, training opportunities, and updates from our own SPACE Matters campaign.

Our bulletin

Every fortnight, we publish our bulletin featuring local developments, research and information from Kent and Medway.

Latest issue

Trauma informed approach bulletin - November 2021 (PDF, 249.9 KB)

Documents referenced within latest issue

Understanding trauma - leaflet (PDF, 3.8 MB)

A trauma informed approach to work (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Other websites

Moodspark

Moodspark is a trusted place for young people to get information, advice and support on resilience and emotional health. They can also submit their own content. Everything from suggested chillout playlists, to storyboards, or things they have found helpful in difficult times.

Kent Resilience Hub

The Kent Resilience Hub helps parents and carers understand emotional health, how to nurture it, and how to respond when their child is finding life difficult. There are also sections for schools and other community organisations.

The RELATE framework

The RELATE framework (PDF, 335.5 KB) supports organisations to embed trauma-informed approaches in their work.

The framework is an easy-to-follow guide which includes:

  • being sensitive to the impacts of trauma
  • supporting recovery
  • seeking to prevent retraumatisation within services.

Train to become an ACE Ambassador

We want to recruit more ambassadors to support the 34 already active in Kent.

Ambassadors support practitioners working in Kent by:

  • building knowledge
  • providing opportunities to work collaboratively
  • developing initiatives to reduce the impacts of ACEs
  • supporting a trauma informed approach to care.

Learn more about the programme and its aims, with our guide to ACE Ambassadorship (PDF, 764.8 KB).

If you want to be involved, read our ACE Ambassador training guide (PDF, 808.5 KB). Or you can contact Mick Haselden of Angel Lane CIC, email spacematters@angellane.org.uk.

ACE Ambassador training material

Download:

Slides from our previous events

View the event slides from:

Webinars

Watch our previous training webinar:

Please be aware the presenter will reference material only available to those who attended on-the-day.

If you are interested in training like this for your organisations, please contact KCA training.

Podcast

You can listen to old episodes of our SPACEmatters podcast featuring our host, Lara Hogan, in conversation with professionals already working in trauma informed ways.

Listen and subscribe to SPACEmatters on Soundcloud