Trauma Informed Education was initiated following a Maynooth University/Alcohol Action Ireland capacity building project, funded by the Irish Research Council. The project aimed to raise awareness and build capacity for trauma-informed practice within education systems.
Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of school communities by advancing more compassionate, trauma-informed approaches within education systems. We support strengths-based, socially-just and relationship-oriented approaches that are embedded within the organisation as a whole.
The aim of Trauma Informed Education is to:
|1. Provide professionals with a go-to site for trustworthy information and accessible, high-quality resources.|
|2. Enable excellent, innovative research on trauma-informed approaches in schools and other education and community contexts.|
|3. Facilitate collaborations with national and international researchers and organisations to advance trauma-informed approaches in education
We achieve these aims by:
- Developing and collating practical resources, toolkits, recordings, and guidance for professionals
- Providing access to high quality research and state-of-the-art information
- Creating events that expand the conversation and develop formal and informal working groups
- Engaging a range of stakeholders and advocating for more compassionate, trauma-informed education systems
Continuing Professional Development Certificate in Trauma-informed Practice in Education
Spring 2023- Continuing Professional Development Certificate in Trauma-informed Practice in Education with University College Cork. (Level 9, Special Purpose Award, 15 credits).