Narrative work

Audience Foster carers, Adopters, School support staff
Course Level 3
Hours 10

Learning criteria

  • Explain how narrative forms part of child development
  • Identify key dimensions of child development and narrative formation
  • Explain how childhood trauma can affect narrative formation
  • Identify key elements of formal and informal life story work in helping children build narrative
  • Describe how you can enable children and young people with impaired narrative formation to begin to make sense of their lives
  • Show how you can work with children and young people with distorted narratives to develop a strong and positive sense of identity

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how childhood trauma affects the creation of life narrative
  • Understand ways in which you can develop skills in narrative work