The focus of the most recent Plymouth Mental Health Network meeting was based upon trauma informed practices. The meeting raised many good points and included a very informative presentation from a member of the Trauma Informed Plymouth Network.
To supplement this, please find resources for parents/carers with children experiencing trauma at this link.
Furthermore, a free e-learning support course has been set up entitled ‘Caring for Yourself after Sexual Violence’ (which can be found here). The following topics are covered within the course:
- Reactions and responses to being subjected to sexual violence (during and after the abuse)
- Understanding the grooming process that an abuser or offender may have targeted you with
- Exploring forgiveness and anger towards abusers and people who let you down
- Understanding your own trauma responses and their purpose
- Exploring lifelong processing of the trauma, the feelings and memories
- Experiencing victim blaming and self-blame
- Having sex and being intimate after sexual violence
- How to define and understand ourselves after sexual violence