Complex trauma affects the physical, emotional and social development of children and adolescents.
In order to minimise harm, teachers and school leaders need to respond appropriately using trauma-informed practices and policies.
In this course, you’ll get an introduction to what complex trauma is and how it affects young people’s development at school.
You’ll understand the neuroscience behind the behaviours presented by students who have experienced complex trauma.
You’ll learn how to apply trauma-informed strategies and policies that will minimise the risk to students and school staff.
- Attachment and trauma theories
- The neuroscience behind the behaviours presented by students who have experienced complex trauma
- The impact on those who support students who have experienced complex trauma
- Strategies for minimising the risk to students in classrooms and schools
- The importance of applying trauma-informed practice and programs in schools
This course is designed for teaching staff and education leaders who want to improve their professional practice. It may also be of interest to health and social care workers.
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- Describe what complex trauma is and how it affects children’s and adolescents’ development
- Describe the neurobiological impact of complex trauma on children’s and adolescents’ behaviours at school
- Identify trauma-informed practices that could minimise risk to school students who have experienced complex trauma