It is crucial to utilise Trauma-informed Care when assisting children and young people who have suffered neglect, rejection, or emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. This approach enables carers to gain insight into the effects of trauma on individuals and their families.
Through an examination of psychological theories and research, we can further our understanding of this complex issue. These individuals may endure neurological, developmental, and psychological repercussions without proper support, even in a secure, nurturing setting.
- Understanding the national profile of trauma
- Understand the workings of John Bowley's Secure Base model and how that is key when working with attachment challenges
- Be able to identify critical biological and psychosocial implications of experiencing trauma.
- Understand the roots of negative behaviours in young people and how this should be seen as communication.
- Understanding the impact of childhood trauma on the body and the brain
- Consider how trauma and our response to adrenalin will change our personalities.
- Understanding how the brain and body adapt to cope (Dissociation and hyper-vigilance)
- What does each state look like, and why does it occur?
- Understanding the window of tolerance model and how to support children to widen their window so they can engage in the therapeutic process
- Consider how we can plan to rebuild resilience.
- Understand the importance of the "window" and that the child is prevented from participating in the therapeutic process if it remains limited.
- Explore methods to co-regulate with the young person, leading to self-regulation.
- Explore bodywork, resilience and mindfulness to empower children and support them in finding methods to move forward effectively from trauma.
- Gain practical resources and strategies for effectively evidencing your therapeutic engagement using PACE and acceptance skills, enabling you to effectively showcase your work to Ofsted and other partner agencies.
To maximise the benefits of this course, thoroughly study the other four models to understand how they fit together and how to apply the skills gained in context. Book the full PACE course bundle here.
Format: Live training delivered via Zoom. Includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussion.
Hand-outs & Certificates: Downloadable hand-outs, certificate of attendance and evaluation are provided.
Those seeking to be certified in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) are invited to visit the founder’s website.