What you'll learn
We will use a mix of presentation, video, discussion and case study to build understanding around the impact of trauma. This will include recognising the physical and emotional symptoms and the mechanisms underlying the fight or flight response, as well as considering practical approaches to what can help us to manage the effects of toxic stress.
By the end of the course, you will have an understand of:
- The impact of early life experiences on the emotional and mental wellbeing of children
- The importance of relationships and resilience building
- Developing system wide strategies to support children and young people
- How to reduce risk of re-traumatisation
- How systems can be traumatised as well as individuals
- The importance of reflective practice of staff wellbeing and resilience
- How to enhance professional identity & reduce compassion fatigue
Why take the course?
1 in 3 adult mental health conditions relate directly to adverse childhood experiences. It is, therefore, vital that we understand the impact that adversity, complexity and trauma can have on the mental health and wellbeing of young people.
We will explore resilience based options that can support trauma informed practice as a way of building children’s capacity to cope with stress and adversity.