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We leverage modern digital solutions to expand how carers and professionals access and engage with training and peer-learning about trauma-informed care. We do this through accredited and non-accredited training, facilitation of peer networks, leading research initiatives, and translating knowledge to guide practice. Community of Practices workshops for therapeutic specialists, house managers and more.



Written by: Lena Ford
Children and young people need adults in their lives to make decisions that are in their best interest, create safety and foster positive relationships; this is paramount for children in out-of-home care. These best interest decisions are especially true for children and young people from culturally diverse backgrounds who are in out-of-home care or have a statutory intervention. Unfortunately, I have often seen a breakdown in relationships and communication due to language barriers, cross-cultural misunderstandings, and missed opportunities for repair and strengthening of protective factors.
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    We partner with leading researchers to identify and fill the gaps in knowledge about what works in out-of-home care.


    We facilitate monthly communities of practice for therapeutic specialists, and those with a clinical role, in therapeutic residential care.


    We innovate and curate collections of knowledge on critical practice issues in out-of-home care.



    About us

    Why is reflection important for trauma informed work?

    Why did you become a Therapeutic Specialist?

    What would you tell others thinking about becoming a Therapeutic Specialist?

    What changes have you seen in the young people you work with?

    What are the best parts of being a Therapeutic Specialist?

    What are the challenges of being a Therapeutic Specialist?

    How does the exposure to trauma impact on staff?

    What is the role of relationship in therapeutic care?

    What is an average day for a Therapeutic Specialist?

    What is a therapeutic specialist?

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