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New Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) project launches in Suffolk

In recognition of the increasing evidence around the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on health and social outcomes across the lifespan, and as a part of the Suffolk response to the covid-19 situation, a number of statutory and voluntary sector organisations across Suffolk have come together to launch a new exciting training project for the Suffolk workforce.

The project, launched in July 2021 and lead by Survivors In Transition (SiT), will see a number of front line workers, managers and practitioners from across the system trained in Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) and supported by a consultant to implement the approach within their service.

Jessica Cotton, Training Lead for SiT and manager of the project, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to build on and expand the already excellent 'trauma informed' practice that is going on in and around Suffolk. We all intuitively know the impact that trauma has on our service users and the impact of toxic stress on our staff and organisations. This project is about providing comprehensive training in working with ACEs and trauma, but is crucially also about working alongside services to think about what a trauma informed service looks like, and how to create resilient and trauma sensitive cultures in their settings."

Leanne Nunn, Suffolk Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) said: "We are super excited to be part of this amazing project that will ensure we support our staff to develop skills and knowledge that will benefit our population when they need support. This has been a really exciting piece of work that really demonstrates how our system is really working together to achieve better outcomes."

The project will involve a mix of training, consultancy and support to create local Communities of Practice (CoPs) in Trauma Informed Practice (TIP). Watch this space and the website survivorsintransition.co.uk/work-with-us/ or more information about the project including eligibility to apply. Further questions can be emailed to Jessica Cotton [email protected]


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