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.
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.
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.
You will be able to work through the online units at times that suit your schedule and your preferred pace of learning.
An awareness of what trauma is, including the causes, and the impact.
Understand the effect of trauma upon the developing brain and how this knowledge can be harnessed in healing.
Understand the root causes of behaviour and how trauma can sensitise the nervous system to perceived threat.
Making sense of how trauma impacts our relationships with ourselves and others and how that impact can be repaired through healthy connections.
Understand the Six Principles of Trauma Informed Practice and what this looks like for individuals, organisations and the physical environment.
Understanding how language can play a part in inclusion and hope.
An awareness of the biology of love and how experiences of safe connection can support healing.