Introduction to Working with Traumatised Children
Date & Time:
It is recognised that 'trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood and untreated cause of human suffering' (Levine & Kline, 2007). Yet there is now evidence that shows us that unprocessed trauma can lead to increased mental health difficulties during adulthood and a host of social problems, such as drug use, school failure, anti-social behaviour, etc.
It can also lead to other problems, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), conduct disorders and dissociative disorders and unprocessed trauma can also lead to medical challenges, such as asthma and heart disease (Perry & Szalavitz, 2011)
When trauma is processed in the context of a warm and genuine relationship, the impact is minimalised if not altogether transformed into greater resilience, thus changing the impact on the child and their future.
Who is the course aimed at:
All multi-agency professionals working with children and young people and their families
Objectives and outcomes of the course
- Understand the definition of trauma and assessment of trauma
- Understand the trauma continuum and the window of tolerance theories
- Understand and be able to identify trauma symptoms
- Understand the triune brain and how trauma impacts behaviour
- Understand complex trauma, dissociation and complex trauma symptoms
- Understand the important approach that facilitates trauma recovery
- Understand the impact of shame on children
- Understand the impact of secondary trauma
SANDWICH LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
PARKING ON SITE; if using satnav please use postcode OX4 6LN