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Adopting a Trauma-Informed Approach to Research: Lessons from Practice and Lived Experience

10:00am - 4:00pm / Monday 24th June 2024 / Venue: SLSJ Events Space, Ground Floor School of Law & Social Justice
Type: Workshop / Category: Department
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This workshop offers postgraduate students, their supervisors and others engaged in relevant research, the chance to hear lessons from practice and lived experience and explore what it means to adopt a trauma-informed approach to research. It builds on leading research expertise in participatory methods, ethics, and trauma to interrogate:
The meaning, value and core components of a trauma-informed approach to research;
The extent to which a trauma-informed approach is distinctive from and enhances existing research ethical standards and protocols; and
How we can build capacity and support for trauma-informed approaches within academic settings.
Draft Schedule:
10:00am - Welcome, Introductions and Setting the Scene: Helen Beckett and Helen Stalford – are we all speaking the same language when we refer to a ‘trauma-informed approach’?

10.15-12.15: Session 1: Lessons from Practice and Lived Experience
12.15-12.45pm – Breakout discussions to explore how: the insights from practice and lived experience might inform approaches to research; identify anticipated benefits and challenges of cross-fertilising in this way.
12.45-1.30: Lunch
1.30-2.30: Session 2: Applying a Trauma-Informed approach to research
2.30-3pm – Into breakout tables to respond to some specific questions around issues such as: what does a trauma-informed approach add to standard research ethics?; what structural and procedural mechanisms are needed within HEIs to accommodate a T-I approach?
3-3.15: comfort break
3.15-4pm: Next Steps – setting an agenda for a trauma-informed approach to research.