Creating the Environment for Recovery Following Traumatic Events – Presented by David Trickey as part of the ‘Professor Judy Dunn Webinar Series’ recording

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We are delighted to launch the first of our ‘Professor Judy Dunn Webinar Series’ by welcoming David Trickey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and Co-Director of the UK Trauma Council. David will share his expert knowledge and insights into trauma, specifically exploring how an event can become traumatic, the responses to traumatic events, and what can be done, by whom, to support and maximise recovery.

The ‘Professor Judy Dunn Webinar Series’ will disseminate the evidence-based research, on different mental health topics, to help parents and those working with children and young people.


Rationale for trauma focused work

Creating enviroment recovery


About the session

Many children and young people will experience potentially traumatic events that result in distress and difficulties. If such distress and difficulties are lasting, then professional help and support may be required. But what can be done in the immediate aftermath to maximise the chances of recovery and minimise the need for professional help? Exactly how an event can become traumatic will be described in detail. And then five evidence based principles will be described, so that the adults around children and young people (such as parents, carers, teachers, social workers etc.) can create the best environment in which recovery from trauma is most likely.

Key learning takeaways

  • To understand how trauma works (i.e. how an event can become traumatic)
  • To know what can be done, by whom, to maximise the chances of recovery from trauma

Who should attend

It will be of particular interest to parents, those working in education, such as teachers, educational psychologists, and those with a pastoral care responsibility, plus those who oversee youth work such as Social Workers. Additionally, those working as therapists and practioners should attended, and those interested in the effects of trauma.

About the speaker

David Trickey

David Trickey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in working with traumatised children, young people and their families since 2000. He is Co-director of the UK Trauma Council and leads a CAMHS team working with Children in Care. He trains and supervises others working with traumatised children, young people and families. He acts as an expert witness, particularly where families have experienced family homicide. He was a member of the committee responsible for the 2018 revision of the NICE Guidelines for PTSD. In all his roles he contributes to, and draws heavily on, the research literature.

About the ‘Professor Judy Dunn Webinar Series’

We are proud to present this series named in honour of Professor Judy Dunn. It is aimed at disseminating the evidence-based research on different topics to help parents, and those working with children and young people, improve theese young people’s mental health. Professor Dunn is an emminent developmental psychologist with a stellar career spanning over 50 years. She has specialised in children’s social emotional and sociocognitive development, parent-child, sibling and peer relationships, and the development of language and communication abilities. Amongst her many credits are; Emeritus Professor of Developmental Psychology KCL, Fellow of King’s College Cambridge, Medical Research Council Senior Scientific Officer, Evan Pugh Professor & Professor of Human Development Penn State University, Chair of The Children’s Society’s Good Childhood Inquiry, Fellow of the British Academy, and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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