UCC_TraumaCPD 1717 flyer

UCC_TraumaCPD 1717 flyer

The course will introduce students to the ‘trauma-informed care’ approach as a response to addressing relational and developmental trauma in children and young people. The course will focus on both developing students understanding of the approach’s theoretical principles and application. The course has a strong practical orientation using case examples, experiential exercises and reflective engagement to promote a dynamic experience of exploring concepts with the student. The course will examine the theoretical base of trauma-informed care in an accessible and applicable way with attention to the neurobiology of the stress response system, attachment trauma and resiliency theories. The course will also support students in application of the approach providing an introduction to trauma-informed care methods of intervention. Skills development will focus on supporting children and young people to developing psychological safety, positive relationships and resilience. The course will also explore students critical thinking on the impact of ‘working with trauma’ and developing strategies that will support them in working with and/or caring for children and young people who have experienced trauma.