Professional Development

This strand is delivered in partnership with the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work & the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queens University Belfast.

About the Course

Strand Three is designed to meet the needs of Health and Social Care professionals working in the field of Social Work. Student Social Workers, student nurses and qualified Social Workers access professional training to enhance their skills, knowledge and values in working with victims and survivors of the conflict in Northern Ireland and border counties.

The uniqueness of this strand is that it involves victims and survivors as citizen trainers. This adds a depth of understanding as this personal interaction contextualises the theory behind teaching.

"WAVE provided an excellent opportunity for us as students to actively engage and this increased my understanding of victims and survivors in NI."

Strand Three student

"We can't let people forget that although the Troubles are over - they are not over for people struggling with their injuries - we have to live with it for the rest of our lives."

Citizen Trainer

Bespoke Training for your organisation

The Trauma Training team at WAVE is happy to work with you to provide courses and workshops on our areas of practice and expertise. Contact us to discuss how best we can work with you.

Contact Us

Need to find out more or need to speak to a member of our team feel free to contact us.