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PTSD in Children

Our Understanding PTSD in Children course enables attendees to identify the possible causes of PTSD and to recognise the impact traumatic stress PTSD can have on child development.
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Learn the differences of how PTSD affects children and adults as well as learn to recognise the day-to-day impacts PTSD may have on a child.

What is trauma? What is ASD? What is ASR? What is PTSD? What is DSM-V? What is brain plasticity? What is reflective functioning? What is sensory development and how can PTSD affect this? What is dissociation? What are the 3 types of insecure attachment behaviours? What is emotional regulation? What is the difference between simple and complex PTSD? What are the phases of spontaneous recovery? What are some signs and indicators of secondary stress? What impact can PTSD have on an individual’s performance and morale?

Our Understanding PTSD in Children course will help you to answer the questions above and more.

­One in 13 children and young people in the UK will suffer from PTSD at some point during childhood.

Through our Understanding PTSD in Childrens course, you will gain an understanding of what PTSD is as well as the difference between simple and complex PTSD. You will learn the importance of brain development and plasticity. You will learn the visual differences a healthy brain has compared to an abused brain. You will learn why sensory development is so important. You will learn what dissociation is. You will learn the 2 psychobiological responses to that comprise the response patterns. You will learn what insecure attachments are as well as the 3 different types. You will learn the importance of self-concept and identity development. You will learn how to aid a child with recovery. You will learn PTSD co-morbidity. You will also learn what secondary traumatic stress is.

What does PTSD in Children cover?

  • The difference between simple and complex PTSD.
  • Understand the importance of self-care and self-awareness.
  • Understand ways to potentially prevent and treat secondary stress disorders.
  • Recognise the impact of day-to-day life with traumatised children.
  • Understand what support is offered for trauma informed care.

Who is our PTSD in Children for?

Our Understanding PTSD in Children course if for anyone who works with children that may have been subjected to any neglect or abuse as well as children that have already been diagnosed with PTSD or you would like to gain more knowledge of how PTSD affected childhood development. Whatever care or non-care sector you work in our session will provide you with the knowledge and skills to aid a child.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

By the end of this course, you will be able to…

  • Discuss the impact traumatic stress has on childhood development.
  • Discuss how PTSD affects children and how PTSD affects adults differently.
  • Recognise the support strategies available to aid a child living with PTSD.
  • Be able to understand what children require to recover from trauma or abuse.
  • Demonstrate an empathic understanding of PTSD.
  • Develop knowledge, skills, and strategies that will increase your knowledge about PTSD in Children.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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