PTSD in Children Overview:
PTSD is a form of mental illness, characterised by extreme stress or anxiety resulting from a past traumatic event. Formerly known under names like “shell shock” or “battle shock," it has had its profile raised over the past decades as a very real condition that affects many individuals, including children that have suffered through abusive conditions or traumatic experiences. Though commonly associated with veterans returning from war zones, the scope of who can be affected by PTSD is much broader than first understood. This 4 hour course explores the causes, symptoms, and impact that PTSD can have, with a specific focus on childhood PTSD, and raises awareness for those working with and supporting those with the condition.
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The course is delivered over 4 hours
Our group training is offered for 15 attendees per trainer
What is covered:
This training course offers an in-depth look at the factors and conditions that can affect a child with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Attending delegates will learn to identify possible causes of PTSD, as well as its symptoms, and be able to understand how PTSD can affect both adults and children differently. Delegates will be able to identify common treatments for PTSD, as well as their benefits, and offer helpful and supportive trauma informed care, backed by a greater understanding of the condition itself.
Who is the course for?
This course is beneficial for anyone who is currently working with, or supporting children with the mental health condition of PTSD. This training is highly useful for foster carers, educators and social workers who are likely to encounter children with a traumatic background, and who wish to better support and understand them.
What will you achieve?
- Identify possible causes of PTSD in children
- Recognise potential symptoms of PTSD
- Understand how PTSD can affect children and adults differently
- Identify common treatments and their benefits
- Better support a child with PTSD and recognise its impact on them in the real world
- Understand the impact of PTSD on relationships and help others to understand the condition
- Offer trauma informed care
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