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


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

Becoming Trauma-Informed: the next step


Monday 27th November 2023


Online via Zoom






Kati Taunt

This workshop will build on our ongoing knowledge of how trauma impacts, brain, mind and behaviour causing the development of survival adaptations which can be functional in one context and restraining or problematic in another.

In this workshop we move beyond the exploration of the individual to think about how trauma impacts, people, staff, leaders and whole systems. We will be looking at how seeing through the trauma lens allows us to make thoughtful shifts in how we respond at individual, managerial and whole system level to become trauma-informed.

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.  This workshop is for people who have attended one of Kati’s workshops, or who have a basic understanding of trauma informed practice. 

The workshop will be online via Zoom. Our online workshops are always interactive and include time to talk in small groups.  Your camera and microphone will be required.

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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