Trauma Informed Practice Webinar Event

** Due to the high demand for places for this event we are not currently taking any further bookings **



The aim of this learning event is to enable delegates to gain a greater understanding of the impact of trauma on people’s lives and how services can strive to provide care and support in a trauma informed way. The event is suitable for practitioners, managers, and senior leaders working in adult services.


By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Understand trauma and the impact on individuals
  • Understand how to work with individuals in a trauma informed way
  • Consider the impact on ourselves and team members when working with those that have experienced trauma
Who should apply?

Practitioners, managers and senior leaders working with adults across Tees.

 Overview of the event:

Subject areas covered will include

  •  Expert by Experience Perspective – Delivered by Adam Pagett

Adam has experienced life as a vulnerable adult, battled with drug addiction and homelessness and has experienced trauma all his life. He has now turned his life around and is working as a Social Worker and is currently undertaking his ASYE. Author of I made it Ma, I’m top of the world – due for publication in spring 2022.

  •  Sexual Exploitation- Delivered by Sarah McManus, CEO – A Way Out

Sarah joined A Way Out in November 2015 as the Services Manager bringing with her extensive senior management experience working at a strategic level within the housing sector for 11 years. She has also served as a Non-Executive Director on a housing Board for a local provider and is degree and professionally qualified. She was promoted to the role of Chief Executive in January 2017 and is committed to business excellence and enabling some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised members of our community to have their voices heard to influence system change and access to justice.

  • Mental Health – Delivered by Sarah Robinson, Nurse Consultant Trauma Lead for Forensic Services and EMDR lead for Tees Esk & Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah has worked for TEWV for 22 years. Her core profession is nursing however she ventured into psychological therapies in 2005 completing a Masters Degree in CBT and then in 2009 completing her basic training in EMDR.

Her specialty has been trauma, complex trauma and dissociation since 2010. In 2014 she became a consultant supervisor in EMDR and started a small private practice. Sarah has been working in Forensic services since 2017, recently being appointed as the trauma lead which requires her to lead the design and implementation of trauma informed care throughout secure services, and outpatient services for both mental health and learning disabilities. In 2018 she became appointed EMDR Professional lead for the trust.

Sarah has presented at several national and international conferences, such as the BIGSpd, and Prison Counselling Conference and is currently leading research around the transition of trauma informed care within secure services.

Her passion for trauma and recovery has recently seen her be nominated for clinician of the year within her local trust award ceremony. She remains committed to co-production and peer mentoring within her service throughout the journey of TIC.

  •  Vicarious Trauma – Delivered by Lori Goossen, Principle Social Worker – Medway Children’s Social Care and Early Help

Lori Goossen is a Canadian born social worker who has practiced in Canada, the USA, and the UK over the past 27 years.  Lori is the Principal Children and Families Social Worker for Medway Council and has a particular interest in secondary trauma, staff care, developing positive learning cultures and psychological safety, and leadership within Local Authorities.

Requesting a Place

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If you do not have an account, please complete the form below – you will then receive an email from ‘WordPress’ which will explain how to set up your password to enable you to access your account in the future. (The email may appear in your junk folder).

Please note that completing a form does not guarantee you a place, however we suggest you provisionally book this date in your diary until we contact you. We will advise if you have been allocated a place in due course.


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