TRNís Mission Statement is: To develop the lead regional network that will energise, connect and influence the Trauma Recovery Sector.
TRN aims: To build an independent forum that is safe enough to hold challenging dialogue.
To influence policy and funding in ways that is responsive to, and supportive of, the needs of the Trauma Recovery sector.
To encourage creative and ethical practice to aid trauma recovery and prevention, and break the cycle of transgenerational trauma.
To influence the Trauma Recovery agenda regionally, nationally and internationally.
Projects and Activities
TRN Research Programme: Research/Scoping study on needs analysis of organisations working with victims and survivors TRN Database and Reference Service: As part of our work programme and as part of our funding requirements we are in the process of compiling a Central Information Database and Reference Service on all groups and agencies working with victims/survivors and relevant service provision across NI and beyond. It is intended that this will be a live and operational reference service available on our website once operational and through our Development Officer (membership) and accessible to both individuals and groups. Policy/Strategy/Lobbying: Through the development of a cross sector regional network the TRN process should be able to facilitate the building of collaborative working relationships around the common area of recovery from trauma. No other organisation in NI is carrying out this function at present offering the opportunity for relatively neutral and independent dialogue forum addressing the isolation of many victims/survivors groups.TRN could help with strengthening inclusion and reconciliation by facilitating a process where groups could lobby for robust organisational strategies, assistance in best practice, negotiation skills development and service level attainment.