Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship based approaches in social work


Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship-based approaches in Social Work

How can Trauma Informed Practice guide our interventions now?


Fri 27th Nov 2020


Online via Zoom






Kati Taunt

We invite GAPS members and colleagues in our wider Social Work network to join this online session on Trauma Informed Practice delivered by Kati Taunt.

Trauma informed practice takes account of the ways in which brain’s survival system adapts in response to abuse and neglect, developing strategies that later become unhelpful and often self sabotaging. Survival behaviours in children impact whole systems, with parents, carers and teachers being triggered into their own survival roles.

Recognising the possible implications for service users of the threat of Covid-19 and resultant restrictions on movement and contact (which may be themselves traumatising), Kati will draw on Trauma Informed Practice to consider how Social Workers can respond to young people, foster carers and other adults presenting or encountering survival behaviours.

The session will be delivered over Zoom.

About Kati Taunt

Kati is a registered social worker, systemic practitioner, cognitive behavioural therapist and EMDR practitioner with 25 years of experience working in residential childcare and specialist child and adolescent mental health services. She has always specialised in trauma and in working with children looked after. She is a licenced ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) trainer, licenced by the Boston Trauma Centre. USA. Kati has been working to introduce trauma informed practice into schools, residential care, foster care, youth offending, adolescent psychiatric in patient services and CAMHS teams in a locations throughout the UK.

Kati delivers workshops on Working with the Impact of Trauma for GAPS, and was one of the keynote speakers at our 2019 National Conference

Kati Taunt

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