Trauma-informed practice is essential when working with children and young people who have suffered neglect, rejection or emotional/physical/sexual abuse. If we don’t support them to work through their trauma, they will continue to experience neurological, developmental and psychological consequences, even when placed in a secure nurturing environment. Therapeutic care provides a child with a supportive foundation where they can build a trusting relationship with carers to help them to overcome traumatic experiences.
Key aims and objectives are:
- Understanding the national profile of trauma
- Identify the three main types of trauma
- Identify the biological implications of experiencing trauma
- Identity how this can lead to disassociation and hyperarousal
- Understand how a young person would present this arousal state
- How to establish a therapeutic relationship
Is this course for me?
This course is for Foster Carers, Adopters and Supervising Social Workers. In addition, this course is for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.
Also relevant for youth workers, education professionals and those in the community and voluntary sectors.
Format: This is a live training session through the platform “Zoom”. It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, 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
E-learning to expand understanding: