About this course
This course uses trauma-informed practice to study the explicit detail and skills of therapeutic engagement. Starting from working with a child who may be reluctant, to identifying children’s resilience and strengths and using them as a way to help move children past self-blame and hopelessness.
The course focuses particularly on the beginning stages of work with children, acknowledging that children who have experienced trauma are often ambivalent about engagement, or anxious about sharing details of their stories with practitioners. It explores perspective shifts that practitioners can use to demonstrate curious and collaborative practices with children and their families.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for all practitioners who work specifically with children who have experienced trauma. This includes GPs, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, allied health professionals, child protection workers, social workers, child mental health practitioners, and specialist counsellors.
How long does this course take?
This course will take approximately three to four hours to complete and includes fictional case examples and practitioner videos and reflection activities.
You can undertake the course at your own pace, in one sitting or in several sittings.