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
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.
During this child trauma training, 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. This child trauma training may also be of interest to health and social care workers.
For Australian educators, this course aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):
• 1.1, 1.2, 1.5
• 3.3, 3.5
• 4.1, 4.3, 4.4