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Trauma-informed and Trauma-responsive Practice: Successfully working with Adopters who have experienced Trauma themselves

3 October, 2024 at 10:00am - 4:00pm


Expert-led training session co-delivered with Hedwig Verhagen, an Independent Therapeutic Social Worker and a Lecturer at the University of Leeds

6 hrs
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Who this is for

Adoption practitioners and managers (Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Regional Adoption Agencies, Local Authorities, and independent social workers), children’s social care services, children and family social workers, foster carers, kinship carers, designated teachers, and other professionals working with children and families.



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About the trainer

Hedwig Verhagen is an independent therapeutic social worker and a social work lecturer at the University of Leeds. She has an MSc in Therapeutic Interventions for Psychological Trauma. She has worked in adoption and special guardianship support services for many years and was part of the small team that set up the Centre for Adoption Support in Warrington. Hedwig has a special interest in attachment, sensory processing and body-focused approaches to working with trauma.


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