Open Course: Understanding Trauma & Core Principles of Trauma Informed Practice: 5 & 16 July 2024

Trauma Informed Pracitce

Zebra Collective is hosting a 2-session online workshop on Friday 05 July & Tuesday 16 July from 09:15-1pm via MS Teams.


Workshop content:

Session 1. Understanding Trauma: definitions, causes, impacts

This session:

  • defines trauma: establishing clarity on what it means – and what it doesn’t
  • explores the causes, taking a critical look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study & looks at attachment, toxic stress & developmental trauma
  • highlights the Other ACEs
  • emphasises the 3 E’s of Trauma
  • introduces & explores the key concept of protective factors
  • introduces the Power Threat Meaning Framework (PTMF) as a radical approach to understanding emotional distress & well-being which helps create more hopeful understandings of people’s lives, strengths & difficulties that aren’t based on individual psychiatric diagnoses or psychological deficits & has the socio-political analyses of trauma at its heart.

Session 2. Trauma Informed Practice: Core Principles

This session:

  • Introduces Zebra Collective’s 4 Core Elements of Trauma Informed Practice
  • Relationship-based
  • Shift in mindset
  • Strengths-based
  • Bearing witness

If we cancel a session, payments will be refunded or transferred to a future session.

Should you cancel 3+ days before the event, your booking can be rolled over to a future session of your choice. No refunds will be paid.


Community Cancer Champions Project, 2024-27


Plymouth Community Cancer Champions is a 3-year project, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and hosted by Zebra Collective working in collaboration with community partners Age UK Plymouth and the Wolseley Trust Social Prescribing team.


This closely evaluated test and learn project is exploring and testing asset-based community development approaches to supporting people and communities whose cancer outcomes and experiences are known to be the worst because of the unjust and unacceptable barriers they face, such as poverty and discrimination.

Niqui Bond began as the Project Manager in early January 2024, and has spent the 1st quarter setting up the project and recruiting the rest of the Zebra team – a Community Engagement Worker, a Digital Inclusion Worker and a Volunteer Co-ordinator, while Age UK Plymouth has recruited a Community Engagement Worker for older adults and Wolseley Trust a Primary Care Link Worker.

For more information contact Niqui: niqui@zebra.coop

joint Solution-Focused Practice Group: 7 June 2024, 9.30am-12.30pm

The joint Solution-Focused Practice Group sessions are for people who have had some training in solution-focused practice, and wish to meet with others to develop their skills.

The sessions, co-facilitated by Guy Shennan and Marc Gardiner, are a continuing professional development opportunity which aims to bring together people committed to working in a solution-focused way to develop skills and build networks. Sessions comprise any one or more of:

  • Teaching
  • skills practice
  • case studies
  • group exercises and discussions
  • SF sessional video footage

– all good opportunities for practitioners to step back from the daily work and reflect, learn and refresh.

Price: £25 + VAT

2024 sessions:
Friday 7 June – book here
Friday 2 August – book here
Friday 4 October – book here
Friday 6 December – book here

If we cancel a session, payments will be refunded or transferred to a future session.

Should you cancel 3+ days before the event, your booking can be rolled over to a future session of your choice. No refunds will be paid.