Do you work with adults who suffered abuse or neglect in childhood? Enhance your skills and gain a deeper understanding of the impacts of childhood abuse and how to apply trauma-informed practice.




‘Highly recommend all of it – great balance between theory, role play and group work’

“‘Really good insight into how trauma can present differently for everyone and how to cope with this’”

New NAPAC training for 2021

NAPAC’s training continues to be an important resource for those supporting survivors of childhood abuse.

In 2020 we trained over 850 professionals including counsellors and psychotherapists, police officers and social workers.

These professionals improved the quality of support available to survivors who may be making disclosures for the first time.

The demand for knowledge continues to rise and in response to feedback from both supporters and survivors, we are excited to be launching new workshops in 2021 including:

Vicarious Trauma and Resilience: A Practitioners’ Guide to Mitigating the Effects

Understanding Emotional and Narcissistic Abuse

Understanding Trauma Survivors’ Stress Responses

  • E-learning
  • Available through the NAPAC website Monday 10 May 2021 at 8am


We continue to run our highly successful training, updated for 2021

Supporting Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way (SASCA)


Supporting Adult Survivors of Abuse

  • E-learning
  • Available now through the NAPAC website
  • Book online –

Please register your interest using the links or the contact form at the bottom of this page and we will update you on course outlines and launch dates in due course.

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Workshops available online

In response to current COVID-19 restrictions, NAPAC is pleased to be able to offer our face to face training workshops online. This format has received highly positive feedback from our NHS clients as the quality of training has been maintained, including interactive elements and group work.



More about NAPAC’s training

We offer a range of options for organisations and individuals who support or work with survivors. We have successfully trained NHS staff including IAPT services staff such as PWPs (psychological wellbeing practitioners) and HITs (high intensity therapists), health and social care organisations, police forces, council staff, safeguarding teams, and educational and religious institutions and have received excellent feedback from these groups.

Our training courses are aimed at professionals wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the impacts of child abuse and neglect in adulthood and how to apply trauma-informed practice to effectively support and work with adult survivors.

Our e-learning course ‘Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way’  offers 5 hours of CPD and can be completed on its own or in conjunction with face-to-face training. We also offer packages for multiple users. Visit NAPAC’s online learning page

If you hold a service commissioning budget and would like to know more about our training or our support groups model, please get in touch. We can deliver bespoke training, webinars or support groups anywhere if there is funding to do so. Find out more about NAPAC support groups 

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‘Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way’. Suitable for counsellors, healthcare and social care professionals. Provides an overview of types of childhood abuse and neglect, the range of impacts in adulthood, and an introduction to trauma-informed practice. 5 CPD hours. Take NAPAC’s e-learning course


Face-to-face learning

Full day – ‘Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse’ (SASCA) is aimed at any organisations whose staff work with adult survivors of child abuse and neglect, those managing staff who do, and those commissioning services. This training workshop is aimed at organisations working regularly with adult survivors in health care, social care or criminal justice settings. Provides an understanding of the wide range of impacts of childhood abuse in adulthood, so you’ll feel confident in offering a supportive and trauma-informed service which meets the needs of survivors. 6.5 CPD hours

The SASCA course is capped at 20 places and can be delivered at a location and venue of your choice. We also offer this course at our London office to individual professionals seeking to gain a better understanding on this topic, for example counsellors, therapists, community support and outreach workers, safeguarding officers and the like.

Our SASCA course is accredited by the BPS and the RCN. SASCA training flyer

Half-day –  This course can be taken as a follow up to the SASCA training or after taking the e-learning course. It is capped at 20 places and can be delivered at a location and venue of your choice. It has been well received by councils, solicitors, educational and religious institutions and community organisations supporting vulnerable adults. 3 CPD hours

See below for dates and details.


The only pre-course requirement for delegates is that they have openness to emotive material and a willingness to learn and practice new skills.


Learning objectives

  • The impacts of child abuse and neglect on mental, emotional, social and physical health in adulthood
  • Support (first) disclosures of abuse with confidence
  • Recognise and effectively mitigate survivor’s stress reactions
  • Understand trauma-informed principles and how to apply them
  • Recognise and guard against vicarious trauma


SASCA Training Workshops for Individual Professionals

Please contact us about upcoming training sessions for individual professionals – date throughout 2021 will be announced soon –


SASCA Testimonials

“I just did the day training in London. As a counsellor in training it was so useful to receive professional support from such a wonderful organisation. It really equips new therapists like myself to be good therapists for our survivor clients.” Claire Alison

“Whilst the subject matter can be upsetting, I found the event very informative and delivered with such energy. I was trained as a counsellor on an accredited course with very little training in supporting clients who have been exposed to abuse. And although no course can cover all aspects of what a client may present with, many have had relational problems in childhood. This course is a must do.” Anita Dunford, BACP Counsellor

“I would recommend this training and rate it highly. It had a profound effect on me.” Maggie Hall, Sirona Health & Social Care

E-learning testimonials

“Recently completed this course, found it very insightful with great resources.”

“I found the course to be well balanced and extremely informative. The content included information to which I have previous knowledge of as well as deepening my understanding.”

“It was very thought provoking. I reflected on my own childhood, what I did with my children, my mother and clients dealing with trauma in childhood.”

“I found this course extremely helpful to understand more in depth about trauma and abuse. There are several resources/references that I had not used before which will be beneficial in my learning and practice.”


NAPAC can help you develop bespoke training for your organisation, provide speakers for conferences and more. Get in touch to find out more regarding costs and availability.

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