“Safe Places, Thriving Children” Final Project Event - Brussels

Safe Places, Thriving Children

On 02 May 2022, a range of stakeholders from the child care and protection area will gather in Brussels to discuss the need for trauma-informed practices as part of the “Safe Places, Thriving Children” final project event.

A trauma-informed approach recognises trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma may play in an individual’s life - including children and staff. With the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the current war in Ukraine, the topic is more relevant now than ever.

This event is organized by SOS Children’s Villages in the frame of the project “Safe Places, Thriving Children: Embedding Trauma-Informed Practices into Alternative Care Settings”, which is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) programme of the European Union. It kindly receives the support of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights.

During the event, we will listen to young people with care experience, raise awareness of the changes needed at policy and practice level to mainstream trauma-informed care practices into child protection systems, and present the Trauma-Informed Practices training and other interventions that have been developed and rolled-out in the frame of this project.

For more information on the event, please see the invitation, concept note and overview agenda at this link.

For further information on the project and to access some of the materials that have been developed within the project, please visit the webpage here.

There are a limited number of places left for the event, and these places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. In case you are interested in attending the event, please contact train4childrights@sos-kd.org by 13 April 2022. There is no participation fee, but attendees not based in Brussels will be required to pay for their own travel costs and accommodation.