It is essential that we use Trauma-informed practice 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 foster carers to help them to overcome traumatic experiences.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Understanding the national profile of trauma
  2. The biological and psychosocial implications of experiencing trauma
  3. Identify the symptoms of exposure to trauma
  4. How to establish a therapeutic relationship
  5. Understand the roots of negative behaviours in young people
  6. Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), PTSD and Hypervigilance
  7. Gain strategies to help support children and young people through change
  8. Explore the strategy of trauma recovery and what constitutes therapeutic care

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.

Level: beginner / intermediate – this course can be adapted to an advanced level for skilled practitioners.

As with all of our courses, a bespoke option is available at no additional cost, so give us a call or drop Tori a line on [email protected] to discuss how this vital learning can be tailored to meet your needs.

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