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Supporting children who disclose trauma

September 13, 2022

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Emerging Minds




This free online course is the third in a series of trauma-related online courses which includes The impact of trauma on the child and Supporting children who have experienced trauma. This course examines practice strategies for supporting children who have disclosed trauma or abuse directly to you or another person, or who are known to have experienced trauma.

Supporting children who disclose trauma introduces the ‘Four Ps’ of helping children move beyond self-blame and secrecy after their experiences of abuse:

  • Power
  • Protest
  • Purpose; and,
  • Participation.

This course will help you to develop strategies and activities to support children to move away from the self-blame and secrecy associated with physical or sexual violence.

Who is this online course for?

This course is suitable for practitioners who work specifically with children who are known to have experienced trauma or likely to disclose trauma. This includes professionals who may receive referrals for support across a range of settings and GPs, allied health professionals and child protection workers.

How long does this course take?

Core learning

This course will take you approximately three hours to complete. This includes reading the written content, watching the videos and completing the reflection activities.

Further reading

Additional time can be spent reviewing the supporting resources included throughout the course.

You can undertake the course across multiple sessions at your own pace. The last screen you visit before logging off will be bookmarked and you will have the option of returning to that screen when you next log in.


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