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ACE/TI-informed practice II: Trauma Informed organisations – current practice and future directions

This session is currently scheduled for Th3 ( Day 4, Thursday 24th March at 8:30 AM – 9:50 AM EST)

Session abstract:

What is trauma and how does it impact on the lived experiences of the people we serve?  How can we best respond to it? This panel will discuss research findings and programs across a range of settings including schools, homeless services, drug services and  prison. What is the impact of trauma on our lives as workers?  How are we affected by adverse childhood experiences and secondary traumatic stress? How do we best respond? What are the best steps forward?



  Florian Schebein and Ruby Lawlor, YouthRise   


  • The case for Trauma Informed Practice in Public Services

Dr Sharon Lambert, School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork


  • Journey towards Trauma Informed Lancashire

Chief Superintendent Sue ClarkeSupt Justin Srivastava, Lancashire Constabulary; Cath Randall, NHS England- Deputy Head Safeguarding


  • Trauma informed schooling

Jane Galbraith and Steve Archer 


  • Action on ACEs Gloucestershire


Ruby Lawlor Bio:

Ruby is a youth advocate for drug policy reform and harm reduction, and is currently working as the Communications Officer for Youth RISE, and is based in Uganda. Upon finishing her degree in International Development in University College Cork, Ireland, she moved to Uganda to volunteer at the Uganda Harm Reduction Network.

Florian Bio:

Florian is a Project Manager with Youth RISE where his main focus is expanding access to information, services and scientific research. He works on projects related to online sexualised injecting drug use, addiction training needs, stress management and work life balance as a Research Assistant and PhD student at the School of Health Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. He is the EURO Region Board Representative of the Network of Early Career Professionals in Addiction Medicine (NECPAM).

Dr Sharon Lambert Bio:

Dr Sharon Lambert joined the teaching staff in the School of Applied Psychology in 2014 following a number of years working within community based settings that provide supports to marginalised groups. Sharon’s research interests revolve primarily around the impact of trauma on development, its link with substance dependence and mental health and consequent considerations for service design and delivery. Sharon conducts research with community based partners such as addiction, homelessness, criminal justice and education organisations. The research looks at both primary psychological trauma (Adverse Childhood & Community Experiences) and secondary traumatic stress.

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