PorT

We create conditions for children with traumatic experiences to receive support in schools and other institutions to help mitigate the effects of trauma. This is why we have created PorT - Understanding Trauma.

About the project

We've brought together the right experts
  • We have built a strong team of experts in key areas.
  • An advisory team of peers, young adults with traumatic childhood experiences, helps us to grasp the topic in a way that meets the real needs of children.
  • The quality of the outputs and the implementation of international good practice is overseen by a National and International Supervisory Team composed of international experts and representatives of key institutions in the country.
We are creating a training programme
  • It is designed for workers in education and social services.
  • It promotes self-regulation skills in all children in the classroom.
  • Specific de-escalation techniques are practiced for escalated situations.
  • We encourage interdisciplinary cooperation.
  • Our focus is on the child at risk, but also on those who work with the children and their satisfaction.
  • We provide expert advice for working with children with traumatic experiences.
We are working on a plan to expand throughout the Czech Republic and abroad
  • We will train dozens of trainers for maximum impact and maximum availability in all regions of the Czech Republic.
  • The training programme and follow-up information materials will be available in other V4 countries - Poland, Slovakia and Hungary - and translated into four world languages.
  • Project number: 101049728
  • Implementation period: 04/2022 -03/2024
  • Thematic area: domestic violence, children with traumatic experiences, trauma sensitive approach, interdisciplinary cooperation, identification of children at risk
  • Partners: ROSA
  • Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme, CERV, EU


What is a trauma-informed approach?
  • The principles of safety, mutual trust, support, belonging and respect for the uniqueness of each person are applied in a trauma-informed approach

What is the Institute for a Trauma-Informed Approach?

  • A multidisciplinary team of experts who have developed specialized training focused on understanding the needs of children with traumatic experiences
  • Builds a network of trainers across the country
  • Provides consultation
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Materials

Three steps to manage challenging behaviour

The infographic is intended for educational or social workers who encounter or may encounter a child with challenging behaviour. The description of the steps is very brief, the material is used to consolidate the knowledge gained during the 16 course Trauma Respectful Approach as a solution to challenging behaviour in children.

Stress and its consequences

Stress takes two forms. One that helps us grow and one that hurts us. It has the same effect on children. Some of them have had or are having adverse experiences that have affected their behaviour. This infographic offers us approaches that we can use to support these children. The material was produced as part of the PorT: Understanding Trauma project.

Level of stress response activation

Have you experienced a situation where all thoughts have disappeared from your mind and you have been unable to think? This can happen to us during exams, but also as a result of more serious events. What happens to us in such moments? This infographic helps us to map it out.

Safety plan - infographic

The Safety Plan infographic was created to support child witnesses of domestic violence. It maps out the child's options in a difficult situation and provides contact details for the services of the Safety Line. You can post it in areas where children are around: for example, in the hallway or in a school classroom. The material was produced as part of the PorT: Understanding Trauma project.

Help How my engine runs

Pomůcka pomáhá dětem rozpoznat svůj aktuální stav. Pokud jsou příliš unavené nebo naopak rozrušené, nemohou se učit. K dosažení rovnováhy jim pomohou seberegulační techniky. Pokud dětem pomůžeme naučit se monitorovat svůj stav, mohou předejít jeho eskalaci a podpořit své učení.

How to identify a child at risk

The infographic supports early identification and assistance to children at risk. It advises educational and social workers on what to do if a child is in acute danger and what steps to take if we notice warning signs in a child's behaviour or physical condition. The material was produced as part of the PorT: Understanding Trauma project.

Aids to help children calm down and concentrate

Surely you can recall the various fidgety habits we unwittingly do in situations that require our concentration. For school children, these include rocking in their chairs, playing with things, scribbling on their desks, destroying notebook covers, biting their nails, or even clicking a pencil or bottle cap. Self-regulation aids are the solution to these classroom distractions. How to do it? A new infographic will tell you.

Leaflet about the PorT project - understanding trauma

Brief description of the project and accredited training Trauma Informed Approach as a solution to challenging behaviour for education and social workers.

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