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Course Information

Train the Trainer

Trauma-Informed Care Training Using the Safety, Stability, Repair and Resilience Model (SSRR)

Over the years, participants of the Training the Trainer programme have made positive, long-term differences in the lives of the children they support. The two-day Trauma-Informed SSRR Approach Training that participants will learn to lead creates strong emotional reactions amongst course participants, and trainers must be able to manage these feelings. The trainer's role is to assist and facilitate change in attitudes, as much as to teach trauma-informed care approaches.

Over 5 days (3 consecutive days, including 2 consecutive days the following week) participants will learn how to deliver Trauma-Informed SSRR Approach Training within their own service. Participants who successfully complete the training are also required to attend 6-monthly Continuing Professional Development (CPD) days over a two-year period. The SSRR Training the Trainer Programme runs online and face-to-face and is delivered between 10 am and 4 pm on all five days.  The Training the Trainer programme also includes several ‘homework’ projects that participants must complete.  Participants are usually selected by their own service and will need to attend two SSRR courses prior to full completion of the Training the Trainer Programme (these can be undertaken concurrently; the Studio 3 office can send a full list of courses available to attend), and also require to be observed delivering one SSRR course within their own service following completion of the programme. The Training the Trainer course will enable course facilitators to deliver the core 2-day Trauma-Informed Care Using the SSRR Approach Training as well as 1-day Advanced Trauma-Informed SSRR Care Approach Training within their own service. 

It's Not Just Training


Training is not just teaching; it's about learning too. It's not just about reading a manual and becoming a trainer. Trainers have to demonstrate that they are highly proficient in and passionate about their subject area. It is also important to Studio 3 that trainers develop their own individual training style. This is because what a trainer says is not the only important factor: the way a trainer presents the course also has an impact. Trainers who have completed the course have told us that, although this is not an easy course to teach, what they have gone on to teach carers in their own services has made a major difference to the lives of children who have experienced neglect and abuse.  There are theoretical, practical, emotional, and physical elements to the training. However, once mastered, teaching the course is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. We encourage individuals who genuinely believe in our philosophy of care and feel passionately about working from within a trauma-informed framework to become trainers themselves. Once trainees embark on the programme, our tutors will work with and support them to meet all the criteria to become competent Studio 3 trainers.

Post-Training Support

Course Dates

Upon request by an organisation or service, course dates can be chosen for face-to-face delivery or online delivery via Zoom with a staff team or group of carers. We also run public access courses via Zoom for practitioners in different services.

The course delivery is split into two parts - session 1 lasting 3 days, and session 2 lasting 2 days. 

Spring 2024;

Phase 1: Initial 2 day Trauma-Informed Care Training Using the SSRR Approach - 25th & 26th April.

Phase 2: Section 1 (3 Days) - 29th, 30th April, & 1st May. Section 2 (2 days) - 9th & 10th May.

Autumn 2024;

Phase 1: Initial 2 day Trauma-Informed Care Training Using the SSRR Approach -  12th & 13th September.

Phase 2: Section 1 (3 days) - 18th, 19th, & 20th September. Section 2 (2 days) - 23rd & 24th September.

To enquire for more information about this course, Trauma-Informed Care Training, or to book your place, contact our office at 01225 334 111 or email

Included in the cost of the Training the Trainer programme is:

Coaching and Support


6 hours per candidate of training coaching in the first year. An assessor may shadow a trainer delivering to carers in situ. Trainer’s expenses would be charged in addition for this day.


Attendance at CPD Workshops


Trainers must attend at least 2 CPD days in every 12-month period.


The CPD workshops cover topics such as:


  • The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  • The neuropsychology of trauma

  • Understanding the law as it applies to the caring environment

  • Introduction to physical skills training

  • Use of play in training

  • Advanced movement skills

  • Working with stress and anxiety

  • The role of medication in managing complex behaviours

  • Reflective practice (carer’s perceptions and attributions)

  • Psychological health

  • The principles of individual needs summaries

Monitoring of Trainers


Each trainer who has successfully completed the assessment process must maintain a personal CPD log in for the password-protected trainer’s ‘back office’ section of the Studio 3 website. Trainers’ senior managers or training supervisors and senior Studio 3 Trainers use this system to monitor and aid the trainer’s progress on the system.

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