Impulsive behaviour

Audience Foster carers, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Early Years Practitioners, Play workers, Residential social workers
Course Level 3
Hours 10

Learning criteria

  • Explain how unmet attachment needs in early childhood lead to childhood trauma
  • Describe key facts about impulsive and challenging behaviour in traumatised children and young people
  • Explain approaches which enable traumatised children and young people to develop self-regulation and prosocial behaviour
  • Reflect on ways in which you enable children and young people to trust you and feel safe
  • Describe what you can do to enable children and young people to self-regulate and to think about their behaviour
  • Explain how you can promote the development of social skills and prosocial behaviour with traumatised children and young people.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how childhood trauma affects the ability to regulate impulses
  • Be able to develop strategies for enabling children and young people to manage their behaviour more effectively