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Behaviour and the physical environment
Adapting the physical environment to promote recovery from trauma

Level: 4 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 20

The physical environment constantly affects us through our sensory experience, and has a particularly powerful impact on vulnerable children and young people. This course enables learners to understand this impact, and to develop the knowledge and skill to make changes in their own setting to promote positive behaviour.

Target audience: Children's workforce | Foster carers | School staff | Social workers

Learning outcomes / assessment criteria

  1. Understand how the physical environment affects well- being and behaviour
    1. Discuss a range of different types of sensory experience that can influence behaviour
    2. Describe soothing and stimulating aspects of the environment for a child or young person
    3. Analyse how an understanding of the impact of the physical environment on behaviour can promote positive interventions in working with vulnerable and traumatised children and young people
  2. Be able to develop skills in creating environments that promote recovery from trauma
    1. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of working directly with the child or young person to create a healing environment
    2. Evaluate how you can work in your setting to provide an environment that promotes recovery from trauma
  3. Understand how to support others to recognise and be able to develop and sustain positive environments
    1. Consider how to work with colleagues to encourage their understanding and practice
    2. Demonstrate how you can influence systems and structures to encourage adapting environments to promote recovery

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