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Up to 25 people in a session

Participants are required to have their cameras on for an interactive experience.

Maximum of two people per screen

Sessions are recorded for quality assurance purposes. They are only viewed by SCTS staff and deleted within 14 days.

Complex Developmental Trauma & Complex PTSD – Standard (Zoom)

£270.00 2 hours


Complex Developmental Trauma & Complex PTSD

"Trauma" refers to an event that causes intense and prolonged stress beyond what is considered normal and is exceptionally distressing. Unfortunately, children in foster care often experience such events. This module provides a comprehensive understanding of the signs and symptoms of PTSD, which distinguish it from other trauma-related injuries. We will also explore the reasons why PTSD is frequently undiagnosed and the estimated percentages for children in care.

This training draws inspiration from the latest trauma research to reframe the behaviour of troubled children. By viewing their needs through the Developmental Trauma lens, we can identify complex difficulties that impact their sensory systems, attachment, dissociative responses, cognitive abilities, regulation, and identity. Participants will learn to recognise Developmental Trauma, engage with dysregulated children, and develop a trauma-informed support plan. Consequently, they will feel hopeful and empowered to create positive change for traumatised children.

Learning Aims:

  1. Common Responses to Trauma 
  2. Brief focus on the neurobiology of Trauma in children 
  3. What is Trauma, and how does developmental Trauma present itself?
  4. Recognising complex PTSD
  5. How does it differ from generalised PTSD and how common is it?
  6. Who is most at risk?
  7. What treatments are effective?
  8. Practice considerations: How we can help (across systems) 
  9. Rethinking behaviour and zero tolerance Relationship 
  10. Assisting the child in calming the body/brain & supporting emotional regulation
  11. Implications for trauma-informed practice and healing trauma 

This course is for Foster Carers, Adopters, Supervising Social Workers as well as Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.


Format: This is a live training session through the platform "Zoom". It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussions.


Hand-outs & Certificates: Downloadable course notes and certificates of attendance are provided.

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This option is aimed at an audience with prior knowledge of the subject and isn’t suitable for.  Those that are new to the subject would be better with our standard course.

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We recognise that sometimes groups need more time for discussions and group work. This can mean that a two-hour session is just not long enough to explore the curriculum and engage in question and answer sessions. So we are you offering the opportunity to extend the session by an hour to allow your trainees the chance to explore the curriculum fully!


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These sessions can be accessed from a phone or laptop.

They are nothing like e-learning! The training is live and interactive. Participants can ask and answer questions just as they would in face-to-face training.