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- July 2022

News for Action  
A monthly newsletter to spread the seeds and connect the dots. 

‘Trauma informed’ is becoming a label, almost a brand – but how do we recognize it in practice and focus on the human experience and respect one deserves? What we mean by trauma-informed is an approach that builds and promotes safety, understanding, choice, and empowerment. 

This month, we feature a few items that help us reflect upon these important aspects of our responsibility, and act with respect and compassion.

Any activity can be trauma-informed if it embodies key principles; more of us should be taking the concept out of the workspace and making sure communities can recognise it and speak it in their own creative, insightful ways.

Thanks to friends who sent items for publication! Suggestions and comments about the contents of this newsletter are very welcome. Drop us a line at [email protected]!  

Time for News for Action!

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Access the three recordings of our successful series on racial trauma and growth on our Racial Justice playlist. Let's keep learning together to build understanding and change in our communities!

Beyond the Hub 

Online trauma-informed training for the Voluntary and Charitable sector to support the mental health needs of Hongkongers living in London. A partnership between Thrive LDN and The Nelson Trust.

Date: 24 August 2022

Cost: Free

This free online training course is designed to improve education staff’s understanding of the impact of racism on mental health. By

Anna Freud Centre.

Date: On demand

Cost: Free


Researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol present findings from the TAP CARE (Trauma-informed approaches to health care) study to assess the evidence for trauma-informed approaches in the UK. 17 July 2022.

Season 4, Episode 10 with Dr. Ernestine Briggs-King and Dr. Jonathan Purtle. One in Ten podcast by the National Children’s Alliance. 10 June 2022.

Reports & Tools
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A report by Adam Lent, Grace Pollard and Jessica Studdert. Published by New Local.  July 2022.

Learning on effective support, collaboration and influence. An executive summary by National Children’s Bureau. July 2022.

A project report by Rachel Latham. Funded by the UKRI Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network. 2022.

Sixty four percent of children in secure care in Scotland had encountered four or more ACEs. By Ross Gibson, Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice. July 2020.

Action & Tools
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A campaign by the WAVE Trust to promote voices of lived experience and make changes in society, and in local and national policies, to tackle the negative impacts of childhood trauma, and create a culture focused on the prevention and healing of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

New guidance produced by the Crown Prosecution Service with the assistance of experts and voluntary sector providers, concluding that intimidated witnesses should not be denied the emotional support and counselling they need before trial.

Racial Justice
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Researchers provide an antiracist and liberatory approach to psychotherapy for marginalized clients. By Madison Natarajan, in

Mad in America22 July 2022.

Research led by Shabna Begum and colleagues centering on voices and experiences of thousands of women of colour at work, exploring differences among various ethnic minority groups and religions.  Published by Runnymede Trust, in partnership with the Fawcett Society. July 2022.

A a data linkage cohort study by Raquel Catalao and colleagues. BMJ Open, June 2022.

Lived Experience

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A blog post by Wren sharing their personal experience and views of “trauma-informed care”, and highlighting important points to be considered when providing support to oneself and others. 12 July 2022.

Human rights activist, academic, and Bangladeshi refugee William Gomes shares #WhatHomeMeans to him. Published by UNHCR. 21 July 2022.

News & Initiatives
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Lambeth Council has commissioned two new community health and wellbeing hubs in people’s local areas to provide services that tackle and address health inequalities. 

Southwark Council has launched a new action plan, which sets out how boroughs will work collaboratively to make London resilient to the effects of the changing climate on the capital, as part of a London climate programme initiative.

A discussion paper by The Association of Directors of Public Health, advocating for a whole system approach to minimise risk factors and
enhance protective factors through key life stages. 

Articles & Books
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Evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study. By Keyao Deng and Rebecca E. Lacey. International Journal of Obesity, 15 July 2022.

Healing Is As Much About the Heart As It Is About Logic. An article by Dr. Glenn Schiraldi. PACES Connection, 7 July 2022.

The Role of Etiological, Evaluation, and Implementation Research.  By  Jennifer L. Matjasko and colleagues. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, June 2022.

A book by Daryl Mahon presenting a ‘how to’ approach to the systematic implementation of the Trauma Ecology Model for those working in trauma specific and non-specific organisations. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited, 28 Apr 2022.

An evaluation of a trauma-informed yoga program, highlighting:

‘...a trauma-informed yoga class emphasizes safety, choice, and bodily autonomy for its students by using invitational language, providing options for each pose, and refraining from physical assists.’ By Deanne C. Tibbitts and colleagues. Eval. Program Plann, October 2021.

A Dot of Inspiration

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"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."

 ~ George Washington Carver

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Disclaimer: News for Action is a collection of initiatives and information shared by members and collaborators of the London ACEs Hub (LAH).

The LAH is an independent and non-partisan network and the opinions here presented might not represent the LAH. All items included in this newsletter aim to promote constructive discussion as well as personal and collective development.

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