The impact of trauma on the child
March 15, 2021
About the course
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.
Who is this course for?
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.
How long does it take?
This course will take approximately one hour to complete, and includes readings, videos and reflective activities. It is designed to be undertaken individually, but can also be used as a prompt for conversations between colleagues.
Learners can undertake the course at their own pace, in one sitting or several. The last page visited will be bookmarked so that learners can jump straight back to where they left off.