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Trauma Informed Practice (level 3)

Course Title:
Trauma Informed Practice (level 3)
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Trauma informed practice means being aware of how trauma has affected young children; how they are often labelled and what we might do to within the healing process. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, childhood trauma is defined as: “the experience of an event by a child that is emotionally painful or distressing, which often results in lasting mental health and physical affects: - such as abuse, neglect, separation and death of a loved one.

We are only just beginning to really understand the impact of trauma and how to work with it – so often it’s easier to label a child, such as difficult, disengaged, manipulative etc. rather than understand the story behind it.

Research shows that for some people, suffering from 3 or more traumas in our early childhood years can affect their mental health if unprocessed.  It also suggests that it can affect our physical health, how long we live, and some research suggests that it can even affect our DNA, how it is read and transcribed.  

Please note that if you are booking from Education Services or from outside the Boroughs of Richmond and Kingston there will be a booking fee of £120

  Scheduled Dates For Course:
Course DateEnd Date of RegistrationTimeVenue
10/11/2020 03/11/2020 09:30-16:30 York House,
Richmond Road,
Course Duration:
1 Day
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  Aimed At:

 Multi Agency


This day will not make you a therapist, but instead hopes to you give you an understanding of how childhood trauma affects the brain and development of children and how you might begin to respond to it. This includes thinking  about Trauma Informed Practice in its widest sense, not just thinking about those children and young people who have been given a diagnosis of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), as there are many who don’t reach that threshold, but those who also  need our understanding for example those with Developmental or Complex trauma.

The training will look at the neurobiological research in to the workings of the brain and consider the impact of trauma on child development and how we might recognise it.

Participants are asked to come with a case you might want to discuss on the day.

  Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand what trauma is and how it impacts on brain development
  • Be aware of the  impact of trauma on child development 
  • Understand the ACE studies and consider implications for practice
  • Consider PTSD – what it is and how trauma can be identified when working with children
  • Apply and use some trauma informed techniques as part of their practice
  • Have an understanding of vicarious trauma and how working with trauma can affect us
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