Behaviour and the physical environment

Audience Children's workforce, Foster carers, School staff, Social workers
Course Level 4
Hours 20

Learning criteria

  • Discuss a range of different types of sensory experience that can influence behaviour
  • Describe soothing and stimulating aspects of the environment for a child or young person
  • 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
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of working directly with the child or young person to create a healing environment
  • Evaluate how you can work in your setting to provide an environment that promotes recovery from trauma
  • Consider how to work with colleagues to encourage their understanding and practice
  • Demonstrate how you can influence systems and structures to encourage adapting environments to promote recovery

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how the physical environment affects well- being and behaviour
  • Be able to develop skills in creating environments that promote recovery from trauma
  • Understand how to support others to recognise and be able to develop and sustain positive environments