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Scottish Trauma Informed Leaders Training (STILT)

The NES Scottish Trauma Informed Leaders Training (STILT) training programme was created in recognition that trauma informed and responsive practice can only happen in the context of trauma informed and responsive environments, policies, systems and organisations. STILT is designed to support leaders of organisations to develop trauma informed systems, processes, environments and teams from top down as well as bottom up. This has now been updated to an online and practice based learning programme that involves:

  1. Completing the “developing your trauma skilled practice” e-module
  2. Attending a 3 hour STILT webinar from the NTTP
  3. Individual and organisational reflection and evaluation in practice, including 'Taking a trauma informed lens to your organisation'
  4. Action learning workshops and/or coaching from local TPTICs

Initial Evaluation of STILT

In this report, leaders who completed STILT over two years ago reflect on the impact it has had on themselves as leaders, on their organisation, and on people affected by trauma who use their services: Link to read the report here

In 2021, we anticipate that the delivery of the STILT learning programme will link to support for local trauma champions across key community planning partners. This includes action learning workshops and ongoing implementation support from the Improvement Service and/or local NTTP Implementation Coordinators (TPTICs). Champions have been identified and nominated by their organisations to support a joint commitment to trauma-informed practice across the Scottish workforce in partnership with Scottish government and COSLA.

Specific tools to help move towards a more trauma informed and responsive system are available by completing this short form in order to access:

  • ‘Taking a Trauma Informed Lens to your Organisation’ , which can be used to help you look at each element of your organisation through a trauma informed lens and identify areas for change, and
  • ‘Trauma-Informed practice: A toolkit for Scotland’. This Toolkit has been developed by the Rivers Centre (NHS Lothian’s specialist service for people affected by psychological trauma)and offers examples of a range of Scottish examples of trauma informed service elements, including environments, policies, relationships.

Below you will find some introductory videos from a range of leaders about their experiences of leading and implementing trauma informed approaches in practice.