Safe Places, Thriving Children: Embedding Trauma-Informed Practices into Alternative Care Settings (Practice Guidance)

CELCIS, SOS Children’s Villages

The Practice Guidance was developed by CELCIS and SOS Children’s Villages as a resource for participants taking part in the “Safe Places, Thriving Children” training.

The purpose of this guidance is to improve understanding and practice in relation to working with children and young adults who live in alternative care settings and who may have experienced trauma.


As part of the “Safe Places, Thriving Children” project, SOS Children’s Villages has developed a series of six e-learning modules which aim at increasing participants’ understanding of trauma and its effects on children and young people, and provide guidance on how to act in a more trauma-sensitive way when working with children, young people and families. By completing the modules, we hope that participants will be able to better support and understand those who may be affected by traumatic experiences, such as the children, young people and families that have been displaced from their homes in Ukraine.

Each module takes around 40 minutes to complete, and once the two introductory modules are completed, you can access four further modules that cover topics such as working with families and unaccompanied refugee children.

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