Supporting children who have experienced trauma – interactive online session
Emerging Minds, Australia, April 2021
The first in our series of interactive online sessions featured Kate Headley, Speech Pathologist, Links Trauma Healing Service and Dan Moss, Workforce Development Manager, Emerging Minds, who discussed our e-learning course, Supporting children who have experienced trauma.
Many children who have experienced trauma come to services with deeply entrenched, negative thoughts about themselves. These thoughts can manifest into challenging behaviour, difficulties communicating and a sense of hopelessness. Supporting children who have experienced trauma uses trauma-informed practice to study the detail and skills of therapeutic engagement. From working with reluctant children to identifying their resilience and strengths, and helping them move past self-blame and hopelessness, the course covers key skills for practitioners working in this area.