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Supporting children with trauma and attachment issues

Online [Via Zoom] | Tuesday 13th October 2020

** Important note ** If you book fewer than 7 days in advance of this course OR you do not receive the pre-course information a week in advance, please email to ensure you can access the pre-course material.

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Course Details

More than 40% of children nationally will have experienced episodes of loss, separation, abuse or neglect before their 18th birthday. These experiences are all risk factors for trauma. In addition to this worrying statistic, we are now in the midst of international crises, which have the potential to traumatise children and their families. Trauma can leave a lasting mark on children and their ability to function across all areas.

On this course, we will explore the varied effects of trauma and developmental trauma on children and how this impacts on their capacity to cope with the demands placed on them in school. Referring to the research and best practice, we will explore how to support these vulnerable children so that they can feel safe, learn and ultimately thrive in school. Open to all school staff, though particularly recommended for SENDCOs and members of senior leadership who can lead on whole-school approaches.

The course will include:

  • A look at developmental trauma and how this impacts on children
  • Common experiences of traumatised children in school
  • Strategies to support traumatised children
  • Case studies
  • Plenty of opportunities to reflect and action plan for key children in your setting

What you can take home:

  • Handouts to support your understanding and disseminate to staff
  • Book and resource recommendations