TRS provides consultation to any staff member or group whose role it is to support survivors and their families affected by Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in order to enhance their understanding and practice. This in turn supports the professional network and also contributes to the reduction and risk of vicarious trauma within the workforce.
When a key worker realises they are working with a survivor of CSE they also realise that this is often a complex picture and that a survivor and their family need compassion and understanding. Also, that they as a key worker may need help and support to truly understand how trauma can affect the brain, the body, the mind and relationships.
Furthermore key workers say they need help to provide the survivor with the right support e.g. skills/coping strategies, as well as a space to think about what support may be helpful or even harmful and have a clear understanding of working with a survivor of trauma.