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.
Every quarter, we publish our bulletin featuring local developments, research and information from Kent and Medway.
Trauma informed approach bulletin - April 2023 (PDF, 1023.3 KB)
Trauma informed approach bulletin - October 2022 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Trauma informed approach bulletin - February 2022 (PDF, 903.9 KB)
Trauma informed approach bulletin - November 2021 (PDF, 249.9 KB)
Documents referenced within November's issue
Understanding trauma - leaflet (PDF, 3.8 MB)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACE Ambassador training material
- Leadership development workbook (PDF, 422.0 KB)
- Resources to support reading and information sharing (PDF, 117.0 KB)
Slides from our previous events
View the event slides from:
- Developing an ACE Aware, Trauma Informed and Resilience Building System (PDF, 3.9 MB), held in January 2019
- Co-creating trauma informed spaces (PDF, 2.5 MB), held in September 2019.
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.
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.