Trauma And The Impact On Brain Development training

Fostering is not an easy thing to do. Children who come into care have often experienced traumatic events in their past which impact on their brain development. Due to their early life trauma children who are looked after can have more emotional and mental health needs, as well as more behavioural difficulties than most children. Their difficulties usually start before they become looked after. Understanding how this trauma impact the development of the brain allows us to understand the resulting behaviours.

We know that foster care which offers stability, security and a good relationship can help children and young people to develop and mature emotionally and can repair some of the damage that has been done and be an integral part of the healing process.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What is trauma
  • How does it affect child development
  • How is the brain affected
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • How do Trauma and ACEs present in behaviour
  • How do we support children with trauma in their history
  • How do we intervene in ACE outcomes
  • Trauma Informed foster care
  • How do we protect ourselves from Secondary trauma
This course looks at trauma and the impact on brain development and what it is likely to entail for those of you seeking to work in this dynamic and healing way with children. Whilst it provides focus for people working in Children's Services, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about how they can support children recover.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 3 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

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Trauma And The Impact On Brain Development eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Trauma And The Impact On Brain Development course

By the end of this training, you will:

  • Understand how the brain is built
  • Understand how trauma impacts brain development
  • Understand what trauma is and how it shows up in behaviour
  • Know how to support children who have experienced developmental trauma
  • Have a better understanding of how we can protect ourselves from secondary trauma

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