The Children’s Trauma Academy identify that trauma is a psychologically distressing event outside of the range of ordinary human experiences that creates an intense and prolonged stress response. It is recognised that these incidents are usually outside of the typical human experiences, but sadly, for children in the foster care system, they can be very familiar.
In this module, we will explore the signs and symptoms of PTSD which make it different from many of the other trauma-related psychosocial injuries. We examine why PTSD may be going undiagnosed and review the estimated percentages for looked after children.
- Recognising PTSD and Complex Developmental Trauma
- How common is it?
- Who is most at risk?
- What treatments are effective?
This course is for Foster Carers and Adopters as well as their Supervising Social Workers. It is also suitable for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.
You can contact Tori on [email protected] to discuss how this course can work for your teams