Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors provides trauma-informed training to staff

Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors provides trauma-informed training to staff

Karen Connolly

Belfast-based Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors provided trauma informed training for its staff recently.

The training was facilitated by Wave Trauma Centre and included the following:

  • An overview of trauma
  • Trauma in all its guises - how it may present and why
  • The Trauma Informed Approach - the best practice in beginning to recognise, address and interact with those who have trauma histories.

Family law partner, Karen Connolly, said: “As lawyers, we are keenly aware that we work in an environment where we encounter those who are often navigating traumatic life events such divorce, child custody, catastrophic injury and the death of relatives. We have always believed that it is beneficial for our staff to have training in how we can better deal with clients suffering trauma.

“By providing guidance to our staff in the impact of trauma and ensuring they have the appropriate skills to recognise signs and symptoms of trauma in clients and respond appropriately to avoid re-traumatisation, we believe we can provide a more effective service to our clients.

“This training has also allowed us as a practice to become more mindful of trauma amongst our staff so as to promote a healthier working environment for all.”

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