Explore Rock Pool’s ACEs Training in Harpurhey

Manchester City Council and Rock Pool are working together on a year long place-based pilot to help staff from all public, voluntary and community sector services, better understand Adverse Childhood Experiences.

We have been commissioned to deliver 16 full-day ACE Awareness and Routine Enquiry Training courses, and 8 half-day ACE Awareness and Impact Training courses to about 600 staff who provide operational frontline delivery in Harpurhey. They are being trained, coached and developed to offer a trauma-informed approach to engaging with current and future service users/people with lived experience.

Manchester ACEs feedback

“The ACE training in Harpurhey was inspirational – this approach has the ability to really change outcomes for people. The session really brought to life how using a trauma informed approach is possible for everybody.”

Councillor Sue Murphy CBE, Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council

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.

About our Courses

A short film outlining why the Rock Pool Recovery Toolkit Programmes are so successful, how they work and who can deliver them.

Find out how our ACEs Recovery Toolkit training courses help support families affected by adverse childhood experiences.

“The knowledge and experiences of the trainers has enabled participants from a range of agencies to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of trauma informed practice.

Rock Pool have provided us with a great foundation that will allow staff to work with Harpurhey residents in a more effective way.”

Gareth Nixon, ACEs Project Manager

For more information

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