About Trauma and the Child
This course will introduce you to key elements of understanding the prevalence of trauma, and its impact on children and families. With the right supports, children can and do recover from experiences of trauma and adversity. Throughout this course you will work towards using your understanding about trauma and its impacts on children and families to explore an approach that will help you provide support. This approach is sensitive to the experiences of these children, and that takes into account information about how trauma can affect a child’s development, behaviour, emotions and wellbeing.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who works with, or cares for, children. GPs, teachers, clinicians, carers and health professionals will all benefit from exploring the common themes and principles that underline a trauma-informed approach to children.
This course does not explore specific therapies
This course explores a trauma-informed approach to understanding the prevalence of trauma, and its impacts on the child and families. It briefly explores the implications of this approach to caring for, or working with, young people. It does not explore trauma- specific therapies.
How long does it take?
It is estimated that the course will take you three – four hours to complete (including watching videos and completing assessments). However, you can complete the course in several sessions at your own pace. The last page you visit will be bookmarked so that you can jump straight back to where you left off – whenever it suits you, 24/7.