Understanding trauma

Audience Children's workforce
Course Level 3
Hours 10

Learning criteria

  • Identify key areas of child development that may be affected by trauma
  • Summarise the key difficulties that may affect traumatised children and young people
  • Explain the phases of recovery from trauma
  • Identify key principles in promoting recovery from trauma
  • Reflect on how to encourage and support children and young people with their recovery from toxic stress
  • Describe how working actively with others in the network helps children and young people with their recovery from trauma
  • Explain the importance of being able to act as an advocate on behalf of children and young people to ensure their needs are met in relation to recovery from trauma

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the impact of unregulated stress on brain development and function
  • Understand promoting recovery for traumatised children and young people