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Making Kent and Medway Trauma Informed
November 18, 2022
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Why Changing Words Won't Change Worlds
Language plays a crucial role in how we perceive and interact with the world, especially when it comes to children in care and care leavers. The podcast explores the significance of language in the context of trauma-informed practice, emphasising that it's not just about being politically correct; it's about ensuring that young people and adults understand each other effectively.
Children Violence & Vulnerability 2023
This is the YEF’s second annual Children, Violence and Vulnerability report. It includes survey responses from over 7,500 teenage children aged 13-17 in England and Wales about their experiences in the past 12-months.
West Kent Bulletin November/December 2023
This Bulletin is brought to you by the West Kent Local Children’s Partnership Groups (LCPGs) and contains support services specific to: Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells
Kelsi APM Area Directories - September 2023
Local Children’s Partnership Groups (LCPGs) bring together partners with the aim of improving outcomes for children and young people in Kent by working collaborative to understand and meet local needs. They have developed Area Service Directories to support partners and schools to access information about local services and resources.
Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy 2024–29
Public consultation 24 July - 9 October 2023: We are committed to preventing abuse and making sure that where domestic abuse takes place the people who are affected get the right support, quickly. To create the strategy, we spoke to people about their experiences. We want to hear from you too.
West Kent Partnership Bulletin Sep-Oct 23 Copy
This Bulletin is brought to you by the West Kent Local Children’s Partnership Groups (LCPGs) and contains support services specific to: Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells
SPACE Matters bulletin Aug 23
Kent, in partnership with Medway, is working towards a vision of becoming trauma informed. This Bulletin aims to keep partners up to date with local and national developments, information, and research.
Reconnect Programme – Evaluation Report
Reconnect was planned to be a community-based programme delivering in every corner of one of largest authorities in the country, supporting a third of a million children and young people. And the community delivered...
Mental health in schools
'Mental health in schools: an introduction to mental health leadership' is part of a series of free webinars on mental health leadership in educational settings. It explores the role school leaders can play in ensuring good mental health and wellbeing – for children, young people and staff.
Mental Health Together
Learn about Mental Health Together, a new way of supporting people with mental health difficulties in Kent and Medway.
Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Support in Kent
A run through of where support around emotional wellbeing and mental health can be accessed in Kent, whether that be for individuals, groups or whole schools.
The ‘Tender Narrator’ - A Framework for Trauma Integration and Healing
While trauma occurs in separation, healing happens in relation, where the inner dynamics of voice and expression play an important role in narrating a traumatic experience. From the Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change, Thomas Hübl and Lori Shridhare present a framework for the integration of individual and collective trauma.
Casting Long Shadows Report
A brand-new report by the First 1001 Days Movement and the Institute of Health Visiting suggests that the pandemic is having a lasting impact on many children’s health, wellbeing and development, and on the ability of services to meet their needs.
Awareness-Based System Change as The Basis for Transforming Systems and Social Norms
This UNDP policy brief examines how using the Nonviolent Communication framework, a personal and collective development tool based on empathy, can support the emergence of a truly people-centred system.
'Children, violence and vulnerability' - new report from the YEF
Combining a survey of 2,025 children and young people with a review of national statistics, the Children, violence and vulnerability report (written with Crest Advisory) explores the ways in which violence – and fear of violence – is shaping children’s lives.
ACE Ambassador 2023
Beginning January 2023, and as part of the Making Kent and Medway Trauma-Informed initiative, the ACE Ambassador Development Programme will invite two groups of 16 participants from North and South Kent to learn together, share knowledge and ideas and test out possible solutions. Click below for more information and to apply...
ACE Hub Wales
What Works in the Prevention and Early Intervention of ACEs at the Community Level? Identifying and Supporting Projects across Wales (05 October 2022)
SPACE Matters
SPACE Matters is a collaborative project across Kent and Medway to prevent and reduce the impact of ACEs and trauma. Our vision is to support trauma informed working across a wide range of professional settings and services.
The Wisdom of Trauma, Official Trailer
Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. In this film, Dr. Gabor Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which we seek to understand the sources from which troubling behaviours and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.
Policing and Health Collaboration in England and Wales
UCL Institute of Health Equity
The impact of adverse experiences in the home on the health of children and young people, and inequalities in prevalence and effects
Young Minds: Addressing Adversity
Prioritising adversity and trauma-informed care for children and young people in England.
Early Intervention Foundation, 2020 report
Adverse childhood experiences: What we know, what we don’t know, and what should happen next.
NSPCC: How a child’s brain develops
This video explains how experiences in the first years of our lives affect how our brains form.
Adverse Childhood Experiences – NHS Health Scotland
A short animation which seeks to raise awareness about the impact of childhood adversity and to stimulate discussion about what action can be taken to both prevent and respond to early adversity.
Opening Doors: Trauma Informed Practice for the Workforce
Watch this video from NHS for Education Scotland to understand how we can adapt our work, to create positive difference to people affected by ACEs.
How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
TED Talk by Nadine Burke Harris
Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences
Free Early Trauma Online Learning funded by the Home Office Early Intervention Fund