Course Overview

The CALM Trauma Course uses a holistic lens to look at the experiences and impact of trauma upon the body, the brain and our ways of interacting in the world. 

The heart of the course is that an understanding of trauma is the first step in creating sensitive and responsive relationships, services and communities where recovery and equality is possible. 

The course takes a close look at the principles of trauma informed practice, the understanding of self-regulation and co- regulation, and the impact of relationships on thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Trauma is recognised as something which has an impact on us all.  Different types of trauma, its prevalence and our own experience and perspectives of trauma are all considered in becoming trauma aware.

How the CALM Trauma Online Course works

Our tutor for this self – study course, Lorna Walker will facilitate a gently engaging learning experience through a range of different online activities and modalities. Learners will be offered audio check- ins throughout the course and have the option of using a confidential online reflective journal to record their thoughts as well as video inputs from Lorna.

Online Delivery

You will complete 7 self study units and a self assessment to complete the course, as well as a range of informal optional learning activities Learners who complete the course will be extended an invitation to a free online seminar in which the further reflection and learning around the course will be offered.

Flexible to suit you or your organisation.

You will be able to work through the online units at times that suit your schedule and your preferred pace of learning.

What you’ll learn

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Who is This Course For?

Education Services

Mainstream schools, ASN (Additional Support Needs) schools, SEN (Special Educational Needs) schools, SEBN (Social, Emotional, Behavioural Needs) 

Roles: Pupil Support Assistants, Teachers, Catering and Facilities staff, Principal Teachers, Head Teachers, Class-room Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Special Needs Assistants, Early Childhood Educators, Educational Psychologists, anyone in a Learning and Development role, anyone in a supervisory or senior management role.   

Social Care

Residential Childcare, Supported Living, Housing Support Services, Respite Care, Day Supports 

Roles: Support Assistants, Support Workers, Senior Support Workers, Team Leaders, Project Managers, Operational Managers, Social Workers, addiction workers, workers with homeless, anyone in an L & D role, anyone in a supervisory or senior management role.   

Health Services

Nursing Homes, in patient dementia and older adult services, adolescent and young people in patient settings, Addiction services, Homeless services, forensic services 

Roles: Health Care Assistants, Registered Nurses, Doctors, addiction workers, project workers, Reception/Admin staff, Community Health staff, Multi-disciplinary roles such as Speech and Language therapists, OT’s, anyone in an L & D role, anyone in a supervisory or senior management role. 

Parents and Carers

Parents and carers, including foster carers and kinship carers may find the course of benefit whether doing it individually or through an organisation.

Individual Learners

Any individual who would like to learn more about trauma can register and learn with CALM without having done any prior courses with us.


What Others Say

” It felt so emotional learning about trauma and realising that what was being described could explain much of the distress that the person I support experiences. How could we have missed this? “

The CALM Trauma Informed Practice Course
” The learning and discussion on the use of seclusion was a real eye opener. I am going back to my service to ask more questions but also alert my manager to the legal aspects of what I have learned on the course. “

The CALM Trauma Informed Practice Course
” I feel that I’ve had the chance to see the other side of situations that I really haven’t thought about before. This is going to change what I do from here on in. Can’t wait to get back to work now! “

The CALM Trauma Informed Practice Course

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