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Understanding Childhood Trauma: A New CPD Course by Protocol Education

About 9 months ago By Michelle Tilley

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​​As educators, our commitment to nurturing the growth and development of young minds goes beyond the classroom. Each pupil brings a unique story and experiences that shape their journey through education. In a world where childhood trauma can profoundly impact learning and development, educators must be equipped with the knowledge and tools to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment. That's why we are excited to introduce our new free CPD course, "Understanding Childhood Trauma."

Unveiling "Understanding Childhood Trauma"

"Understanding Childhood Trauma" is an hour-long online course Protocol Education offers to its registered educators. This course has been meticulously designed to provide educators with a comprehensive insight into the various types of trauma children might experience and how these experiences can significantly influence their physical, emotional, social, and behavioural development.

Course Content

The course is structured to offer a deep dive into the realm of childhood trauma, equipping educators with invaluable insights that can transform your teaching practices.

1. Introduction

Begin your journey with a solid foundation as we introduce you to childhood trauma. Understand the nuances of what constitutes trauma and how it can manifest in various ways within the lives of children.

What is Childhood Trauma?

Delve into the core definitions and concepts surrounding childhood trauma. Explore the different sources of trauma, ranging from neglect to abuse, and gain a clearer understanding of their potential impacts.

Impact of Childhood Trauma

In this section, uncover the profound effects that childhood trauma can exert on a child's holistic development. Gain insights into how trauma can shape cognitive, emotional, and social growth, and discover strategies to mitigate these effects within the classroom.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Understanding the science behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is vital for creating trauma-informed educational environments. Learn how ACEs can be linked to pupils' challenges and explore strategies to foster resilience and growth.

2. Module 2: Trauma-Informed Practice

Equip yourself with actionable knowledge of trauma-informed practices that can be seamlessly integrated into your teaching approach. Discover how to create a safe and supportive classroom atmosphere that caters to the diverse needs of trauma-affected students.

Certificated Online ACEs Course

As a testament to your dedication to providing the best possible education, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a certificated online ACEs course. This advanced module dives deeper into ACEs, offering specialised insights and strategies for addressing the specific challenges that may arise in a trauma-affected educational setting.

At Protocol Education, we believe that knowledge is the key to transforming education and creating impactful learning experiences. "Understanding Childhood Trauma" is not just a course; it's a powerful tool that empowers educators to recognise, address, and support students navigating the complex landscape of childhood trauma. By completing this course, you will take a vital step toward creating an environment where all students can thrive, regardless of their past experiences.

Sign up today and start on a journey that will not only enhance your teaching practices but also leave a lasting positive impact on the lives of the pupils you guide toward a brighter future.