Roadmap for creating Trauma-Informed and responsive change

Roadmap for creating Trauma-Informed and responsive change:

Guidance for organisations, systems and workforces in Scotland

The National Trauma Transformation Programme is delighted to announce the publication of our new Roadmap for Creating Trauma-Informed and Responsive Change: Guidance for Organisations, Systems and Workforces in Scotland.

This resource is designed to be used flexibly and independently by services and organisations across all sectors of the workforce in Scotland, to help identify and reflect on progress, strengths and opportunities for embedding a trauma-informed and responsive approach across policy and practice.

It is based on evidence as well as learning and good practice from the Scottish context and existing relevant Scottish frameworks and guidance. It draws extensively on what people with lived experience of trauma have said would help improve access to support, reduce re-traumatisation, recognise resilience and support recovery. The resource also draws on what experts by profession and leaders across services/ organisations have told us would support them to implement a trauma-informed and responsive approach. 

This resource is a part of a broader suite of resources available through our National Trauma Transformation Programme (NTTP), which supports the Scottish Government and COSLA’s shared ambition for a trauma-informed workforce and services across Scotland. This is a major and long-term change programme which supports the implementation of sustainable, trauma-informed cultural and organisational change. The NTTP is a partnership between the Scottish Government, COSLA, the Resilience Learning Partnership, NHS Education for Scotland and the Improvement Service.

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