EVALUATION REPORT FOR ‘EMBRACE’ (EMOTIONALLY AND BRAIN RESILIENT TO ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES)

Acknowledgements (from the evaluation report)

We would like to thank Blackburn with Darwen Council for commissioning us to produce this report into the trauma-informed work that has taken place on a multi-sector basis in their borough in recent years. We would also like to thank Sue Irwin - the founder of EmBRACE - in helping us to access the settings that have contributed to this research/evaluation of her whole-organisation approach to training and consultant support. Finally, we would like to thank the Schools and 3rd Sector Organisations that generously contributed their time to this piece of work, helping us to understand how Trauma Informed Practice has been engaged with and embedded over time, in each of their unique organisational contexts.

An evaluation of EmBRACE, a whole school/organisation package of training and consultant support.

Dr Rebecca Hibbin and Dr Jo Warin, Lancaster Univsersity