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Survey – Trauma Informed Practice – National Trauma Training Programme

Invitation to complete a short survey on Trauma Informed Practice as part of the National Trauma Training Programme

Traumatic events and experiences are more common in our population than was previously recognised and we all have a role to play in understanding and responding to people affected by psychological trauma.

The ambition of the Scottish Government and many other partners across Scotland, is for a trauma-informed and trauma-responsive workforce, with a recognition that we all have a role to play in understanding and responding to people affected by psychological trauma. The aim is to ensure that services are delivered in ways that prevent further harm or re-traumatisation for those who have experienced psychological trauma or adversity at any stage in their lives and support their unique recovery journey.

We would very much appreciate your support in completing this short anonymous survey which will help us understand more about current levels of understanding of psychological trauma across the workforce, and to what extent trauma informed practice is currently embedded and where additional support may be required in future.

The survey will only 5 minutes of your time and is available using this link:

The closing date is Friday 5th of March.

Please share this survey widely with your colleagues and networks. It is important that we get as broad as possible an understanding of the levels of awareness and familiarity across the whole workforce. This survey is primarily aimed at all staff working across all sectors of the Scottish workforce in both the public and voluntary sectors, however we would also welcome the views of staff working in the private sector, particularly those in the social care sector.

Many of us will be exposed to events that have the potential to cause distress and disrupt our lives. In addition, we know that the experience of the pandemic has exposed some of the workforce to additional traumatic experiences. Please note that this survey does not ask any questions about personal experiences of trauma.

This page provides information about useful services if you are seeking support with recovery from psychological trauma: