Our Lives with Others: An evaluation of trauma, bereavement and loss developments at HMYOI Polmont

This report reports on a study conducted by CYCJ and the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde, funded by The Robertson Trust and the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), which sought to better understand the impact of trauma, loss and bereavement on young people in custody, and what might help young people in these situations. It was carried out over 12 months at HMYOI Polmont.

The research aimed to assess the impact of a range of trauma, bereavement and loss developments implemented by HMYOI Polmont, including: a staff training course, delivered by Barnardo’s Scotland and the SPS, designed to raise awareness of how trauma, bereavement and loss can affect young people; and the Barnardo’s Scotland ‘Here and Now’ pilot service, that worked directly with young men who had experienced trauma, bereavement and loss.

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