THIS COURSE EXPLORES ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND HOW SPORTS ORGANISATIONS CAN IMPLEMENT TRAUMA-INFORMED POLICIES AND PRACTICES.
Liverpool County Football Association, in conjunction with the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership and Healthy Stadia, is facilitating a two-hour online training course that provide sports organisations with new insights into the profound effects of trauma, the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how participation in sport and physical activity can foster resilience and help people heal, recover and improve their social outcomes and long-term physical and mental health.
Who is it for?
This training takes a club-wide approach that will have specific benefits for coaches engaging young people, but also managers, volunteers and those with a responsibility for safeguarding and workforce development. The training will be particularly useful for staff involved with projects covering: social inclusion, health, mental health and wellbeing, National Citizens Service (NCS) and school partnerships.
The training will explore how sustained trauma can have adverse effects on behaviours, emotions and lifelong opportunities and how the supportive relationships and environments that sport provides can prevent or even reverse the harm from trauma and build individual and community resilience.
What we said
Gordon Johnson, Designated Safeguarding Officer at Liverpool County FA, said: “Liverpool County FA are pleased to offer this additional safeguarding training to our Club Welfare Officers, coaches and other volunteers involved in our grassroots clubs. The ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ (ACES) and Trauma Informed Practices training course is accredited by CIMSPA and is worth one CPD point. The course is designed to assist our clubs in understanding how trauma can help to support coach delivery, contextualise common safeguarding issues and also help our clubs in reaching out and maintaining contact with hard-to-engage and vulnerable individuals, some of whom would not normally participate in sport.”
How do i book?
There are currently three dates set for this course (all 7-9pm), with booking links available below.
WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER
MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER