Events, resources & training for support professionals

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If you support people bereaved or injured by road crashes, or bereaved by any type sudden death, you can benefit from attending our conferences, seminars, and training.

Resources and training for FLOs 

FV PolicemanAtDoorFLO road death support e-guide
This e-guide is an invaluable tool for new FLOs, existing FLOs, their trainers and managers, and anyone wishing to develop their understanding of the role of FLOs. It is not an alternative to official guidance or training delivered by the police to FLOs, but can be a valuable additional learning tool, emphasising the perspective of the victim. It has been prepared by Brake with the help of police officers experienced in supporting families bereaved by road crashes. 

flo seminar thumbnailPolice FLO conference: family liaison following road death and injury
Brake runs an annual conference for traffic FLOs, on liaison with families bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash. Our 2016 conference was held on Thursday 13 October 2016. Details of our upcoming 2017 conference will be made available soon.

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Brake offers free input sessions for police FLOs on liaison with people bereaved by road crashes. A trained volunteer, who has been bereaved in a crash, can visit your training centre and speak about their experiences, empathetic liaison, and Brake's support services. The presentation can include additional input from relevant experts. Contact Shane Bates, our police liaison officer, on sbates@brake.org.uk to find out more. 

Events for support professionals

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Sudden bereavement seminars and webinars
Sudden is an initiative by Brake that shares best practice among professionals supporting suddenly bereaved people. Our annual programme of Sudden seminars and webinars covers topics including understanding sudden bereavement, PTSD following sudden death, and supporting suddenly bereaved children.

employer training thumbnailEmployer training for when the worst happens
Bespoke training on company premises for managers and HR professionals about the needs of employees bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes or in other violent events, and how to help meet these needs. Led by disaster management specialist Rosie Murray, the one-day course examines how to help employees affected by tragedy cope and access appropriate support services. 

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Led by disaster management specialist Rosie Murray we provide on-site training for staff in personal injury solicitor firms, to help you liaise empathetically with traumatised clients who have been bereaved or seriously injured, helping you maintain high standards in client relations.

Past event resources for support professionals

counselling thumbnail 3Providing effective support following a brain injury seminar 
This seminar on providing effective support following brain injury was held in Bristol, on September 8 2016. Speakers at the event covered best practice in rehabilitation and social care for Traumatic Brain Injury patients.