- “ The young person with us at the moment has most of the impulsive behaviours that have been mentioned in the course... it is so helpful to be able to remind myself that these behaviours are not personal. ” Foster carer, North East – December 2012
- “ Essential. ” Karen Morris, Cornwall – June 2013
- “ The course has helped me realise how children think and behave when there has been trauma in their lives. ” Christine Haime, Southampton – January 2016
Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
Humans are all born as creatures of impulse. We have an insatiable curiosity to explore the world around us – both the physical environment and our inner world of ideas and emotions. However we are also social beings and as such have to learn to manage those impulses in order to fit in. This course enables learners to understand key issues and to practise and develop skills in helping children and young people to manage their own behaviour.
Target audience: Foster carers | Teachers | Teaching Assistants | Early Years Practitioners | Play workers | Residential social workers
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand how childhood trauma affects the ability to regulate impulses
- Explain how unmet attachment needs in early childhood lead to childhood trauma
- Describe key facts about impulsive and challenging behaviour in traumatised children and young people
- Explain approaches which enable traumatised children and young people to develop self-regulation and prosocial behaviour
Be able to develop strategies for enabling children and young people to manage their behaviour more effectively
- Reflect on ways in which you enable children and young people to trust you and feel safe
- Describe what you can do to enable children and young people to self-regulate and to think about their behaviour
- Explain how you can promote the development of social skills and prosocial behaviour with traumatised children and young people.
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