Training & Resources

We are committed to continuing to lead the field in trauma-informed care for young people but also to equip others to do the same. With this in mind, we have a range of in-house training options that can be purchased by external organisations and individuals. We also work with a number of experts in the field of trauma-informed practice and youth work and you can find links to their training programmes below.

Concrete Rose training

Our in house training is provided both by our own staff team and external experts. This includes live in-person and virtual training as well as online content that you can complete at your own time and pace. All training is either formally accredited through awarding bodies or contributes to CPD with accompanying certification. Our training options can be found by clicking the button below.

training options

External training

We work with a number of external training providers particularly in the fields of trauma-informed practice, mental health support and youth work delivery. Links to their websites can be found below:

Suggested reading and external resources

We have collated a number of books, articles and websites that those working with young people may find helpful and informative. This is not necessarily an endorsement of all the content of this literature nor can we be responsible for the content of external websites.

Suggested books

  • Siegel, D (1999) “The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are”. Guilford Press.
  • Blakemore, S (2019), “Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain Paperback”. Black Swan.
  • Bowlby, J. (1969). “Attachment and loss” (OKS Print.) New York: Basic Books.
  • Ethan S. Young, Jeffry A. Simpson, Vladas Griskevicius, Chloe O. Huelsnitz & Cory Fleck (2019), “Childhood attachment and adult personality: A life history perspective, Self and Identity”
  • Hughes, D. (2018), “Building the bonds of attachment” (Third addition). Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Lyons-ruth K. “Attachment relationships among children with aggressive behavior problems: the role of disorganized early attachment patterns” J Consult Clin Psychol. 1996;64(1):64-73.
  • Perry, B & Szalavitz, M (2017), “The boy who was raised as a dog”. Basic Books.
  • Treisman, K (2021), “A treasure box for creating trauma-informed organisations”. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Cairns, K & D, (2019) “Attachment, trauma and resilience”. Coram BAAF.
  • Van der Kolk, B, (2014) “The body keeps score”. Penguin books.
  • Barton, S, Gonzalez, R & Tomlinson, P (2012), “Therapeutic residential care for children and young people”. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Kezelman, C & Stavropoulos, P, (2012) “‘The last frontier’: Practice guidelines for treatment of complex trauma and trauma informed care and service delivery”. Adults Surviving Child Abuse.
  • Prilleltensky, I. and Nelson, G, (2000), “Promoting Child and Family Wellness: Priorities for Psychological and Social Interventions”, in Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology 10, 2, 85–105.
  • Willis, M. (2001) “Outcomes in social care: conceptual confusion and practical impossibility?”, in Leadership for Social Care Outcomes: Module Handbook, (2005). University of Birmingham, INLOGOV, Birmingham.

Websites & online content

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