We will look at psychological theories and research to inform our understanding of the topic. Finally, we will consider the role of foster carers in supporting children and young people to deal with the loss, transition and change they have experienced so far in life, as well as the changes still to come.
Without support, they will continue to experience neurological, developmental and psychological consequences, even when placed in a secure, nurturing environment.
- Understanding the national profile of trauma
- To improve understanding and develop practical strategies to help support children and young people who experience significant loss or grief in their lives.
- Understand more about the responses to the loss experienced by children, including grief, separation, divorce and illness
- Apply a range of practical support systems to children and families dealing with loss.
- The biological and psychosocial implications of experiencing trauma
- Identify the symptoms of exposure to trauma.
- How to establish acceptance as part of a therapeutic relationship
- Understand the roots of negative behaviours in young people
- Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences (A.C.E.), P.T.S.D. and Hypervigilance
- Gain strategies to help support children and young people through change
- Understand how to apply acceptance as a practical approach to working with children and families where loss has occurred
Format: This is a live training session through the platform "Zoom". It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussion.
Hand-outs: Full hand-outs and sources of further information will be provided
Certificate: A certificate will be provided upon the completion and evaluation of the course