What we are doing
We want to find out if a deeper level of engagement and understanding of the root causes of behaviours, rather than “treating” presenting behaviours make the current intervention offer work better.
The project is being undergoing constant evaluation and will test whether having a trauma-informed workforce at place level (not particular organisations) allows the workforce to engage on a deeper level with service users/people with lived experience.
Who we are working with
The organisations involved in this new, integrated model of workforce reform include Integrated Neighbourhood Teams, Police, GPs, Youth Services, Voluntary and Community Sector, Health and Social, Substance Misuse Services, Early Help, Fire and Rescue, Mental Health Services, Domestic Violence and Abuse Services, Early Years Services, Health Visiting, Nurseries, Schools (primary and secondary) and a College.
The project emphasises the Our Manchester approach of recognising strengths of individuals and community, of working together and improving lives.
Next steps – Training the Trainers
Once the training has been completed and is informing practice, Rock Pool will work with Manchester City Council to develop a cohort of Train the Trainers. Their role will be to act as advocates in their organisation and sector, and deliver the training on a wider scale.