The Learning Curve Institute: Blended Learning - Trauma Informed Practice Training

Blended Learning: Trauma Informed Practice training

This Trauma Informed Practice training aims to help people working in the provision of care to become trauma aware. The programme does not train participants to become trauma therapists.

The purpose of this blended learning training is to start a conversation about how trauma and adversity affects and has affected those who use the services we provide and the appropriate responses we can implement and offer; to reflect on how others’ trauma experiences may affect those of us providing services – vicarious trauma and; to examine how we, as professionals, volunteers and peer workers, can embrace a trauma informed approach, including self-care, within our practice.

This workshop is delivered in two parts. Part 1 is delivered via e-learning and consists of 6 pre-recorded modules. Part 2 is a full day delivered live with the trainer remotely.

The pre-recorded modules are divided into six separate sessions, each approximately 30 minutes in length, which can be watched at a time that is convenient for the participant, ahead of the live training day.

The content in the pre-recorded modules will form the basis of the live training session where participants will be given opportunities to apply the theory to their practice.

The full day workshop is delivered live remotely on Zoom and will allow you to interact with your trainer and other participants in a virtual classroom where there will be time built in for skills practice, live discussion and question & answer sessions.

Participants should have some work experience. Suitable for: Therapists and Counsellors (please note: this is not designed for experienced therapists), early childhood Educators and Care Professionals and those working in Social Care, Youth and Family Care, Nursing Practitioners, Addiction Services and Homeless Agencies.

This training is also suitable for those working with or meeting service users including support staff, reception staff, canteen staff, managers, Board of Management etc.

Accreditation is pending for this workshop. Please check this web-page for updates.

Date: 18 April 2024 (pre-recorded modules released one week ahead)
Times: 09.30 – 16.30 (CET-1)

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“I really appreciated the experience of the trainer. He was very knowledgeable, but also linked the theory to practice. He frequently gave examples of situations demonstrating how you might approach them in a more trauma informed way. In addition to the theory, he demonstrated skills that I can try in practice. The examples of tools and language you can learn made the training much more effective in adjusting our practice to be Trauma Informed compared with training that is totally theory based. I feel we all went away looking at our service much more through the eyes of the client.”

Caroline X Mullin, Family Mediator, Family Mediation Service
February 2024

Programme Content

Part 1: Pre-recorded Module topics

Overview of trauma, vicarious trauma and self-care using art images

Exploration of types of trauma, ACEs and the role of substance use in trauma

Implementing trauma informed practice in an organisation

Part 2: Live Workshop Content

  • Where we meet trauma in our daily work and how it impacts us
  • How trauma expresses itself in the people we work with
  • Self-care and how we do it
  • Trauma specific services
  • Examining our own workspace as a trauma informed space.

Participants will receive the pre-recorded modules (with expiration date), an emailed copy of the presentation plus other supporting documents and links to relevant literature by email which will enable them to develop their understanding of Trauma Informed Practice appropriate to this level. In the live session participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in role-plays and discussions via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training, participants should be equipped with the tools to have:

  • An increased understanding of trauma and vicarious trauma
  • An awareness of the approaches assisting how we might respond as trauma-informed practitioners - both in practical terms and in terms of encouraging agency responses - bearing in mind that trauma informed training requires a longer process than the duration of this programme
  • Increased awareness of Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Informed Principles
  • Greater awareness of the presence of trauma in participant's workplace
  • Better self-care awareness
  • Increased understanding of the relationship between trauma and addiction


Participants will receive an e-Certificate of Completion in “Trauma Informed Practice” from The Learning Curve Institute.

About The Learning Curve Institute:

The Learning Curve Institute is Ireland’s leading specialist trainer in mental health, addiction and best practice in the workplace providing a bespoke service to healthcare professionals, education establishments and industry.

Some of the organisations and bodies that The LCI has delivered in house training workshops and courses to over the past 13 years are:

  • EmployAbility
  • Health Service Executive
  • The Probation Service
  • The Defence Forces
  • Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland
  • Element Six, De Beers Group
  • The Medical Council
  • Merchants Quay
  • Maynooth University
  • The Simon Communities: Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Belfast and Cork
  • The Homeless Agency
  • Peter McVerry Trust

Other Information:

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone in the group and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

In addition, there is a post course support system available whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.


Price €205.00
This includes a copy of the workshop slides, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature by email and an e-Certificate from The Learning Curve Institute.


To secure a place on the workshop go to book online. For further information or assistance regarding bookings contact the office on 098 25530 or email

The course has a limited amount of spaces available so immediate booking is advisable.

Phone: 098 25530

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