Develop an awareness of different theories of trauma and how trauma differs from child to child, and throughout the lifespan.
As our lives progress, it is inevitable that we will be met with traumatic events and may indeed develop a response to this. When working with children, it is absolutely imperative that adults first understand what exactly trauma is before they can even begin to think about how to help. Based on empirical psychological research, this two-hour course breaks down the experience of trauma for children and explains how relatively "normal" events can result in long-term traumatic symptoms if it is not dealt with in a timely fashion. This course is perfect for anyone looking to lay the foundations of understanding children's minds in line with current up-to-date events and research. Students will be able to apply their learning to the real world, in both their practice setting and in their personal lives.
Lorraine Lynch is CEO and Founder of the Child Psychology Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Studies and English, a Higher Diploma in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Health Psychology. Lorraine is also the author of two books designed to promote children’s wellness - #100happydays4kids and Closing Saor’s Day.