The impact of trauma on the child
This course will introduce learners to key understandings about trauma and adversity, and their impact on children. It explores the ways that a child might respond to trauma, and how children and families can recover from trauma. It will also introduce a trauma sensitive approach to supporting children who have experienced trauma or adversity, and invite learners to reflect on how they can integrate this into their interactions with children.
This foundation-level course is designed for professionals, volunteers, families, carers and community workers who work with, or care for, children. While it briefly introduces a trauma-informed approach to responding to the prevalence of trauma, and its impacts on children and families, it does not explore trauma-specific therapies.
Therapeutic work with children who have experienced trauma requires specialised training, and should be undertaken by suitably skilled professionals.