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Working with Children, Young People and Families with Experience of Trauma

Monday 30th October 2017 at Keystone Innovation Centre, Thetford

The event explained how the cognitive model is a useful way to understand how children and young people can be traumatised by events, including how post-traumatic stress disorder may develop. It then considered the evidence for what decreases symptoms of PTSD in children and young people, and how such evidence can inform clinical interventions.

The evidence concerning early interventions intended to prevent the subsequent development of symptoms will also be considered, and clear pragmatic (rather than prescriptive) guidelines will be presented. It will consider the extent to which complex traumatic events lead to different complex reactions, and whether more complex solutions are indicated.

This event was useful for anyone who may encounter presentations of trauma in their work. It informed the work of clinicians working directly with children, young people and families in any setting.

Presentation Downloads

Explaining the Rationale for Trauma-Focused Work: Why it’s Good to Talk
Skills Practice: Safe Place
Skills Practice: Social Circles
Full Reference List: Trauma in Children & Young People

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • To understand a cognitive model of trauma as applied to children and young people
  • To consider current evidence for factors influencing the development of PTSD in children and young people
  • To evaluate evidence for early intervention following traumatic events
  • To present guidelines for early intervention with children, young people and families

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.


Monday 30th October 2017

Please note, lunch will be provided.

09:30Registration and Refreshments
10:00Workshop Starts
16:30Workshop Close

Speakers and Facilitators

David Trickey

David Trickey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in traumatised and bereaved children and young people. He works at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in London and at Cambridge Clinical Psychology Services. He has worked as a clinical psychologist with children and young people since 1994, becoming Head of Child Psychology in South Lincolnshire in 1998, and has specialised in trauma and bereavement since 2000 when he worked at the Traumatic Stress Clinic, as it became part of Great Ormond Street Hospital. He was commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to evaluate the Humanitarian Assistance Centre following the London terrorist attacks on 7th July 2005. From 2006 he was Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary Children’s Hospital and then in 2009 became Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist of a Child Trauma and Bereavement Service as it left the NHS and became a Social Enterprise. He acts as an Expert Witness or Advisor for the Courts or the Police. David also teaches on the Child and Young Person – Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (CYP-IAPT) course at University College London (UCL) and was part of the group that advised the national CYP-IAPT project on the use of outcome measures. David supervises doctoral research and is a member of the committee that is currently updating the NICE Guidelines for PTSD.


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