What all educators need to know about childhood trauma

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Helping traumatized children learn

Awareness and understanding childhood trauma is essential for educators to facilitate the best outcomes for all children in the classroom. Research has demonstrated links between childhood trauma and mood, behaviour, memory, learning and relationships as well as a host of correlations with negative outcomes in education, health, income and life expectancy in adult life.

Educators are familiar with conditioning based disciplinary policies.  However, some children simply do not respond to this type of discipline.  Yes, they know the rules but they will not follow them, no matter what the consequences are and no matter how many times you have told them.  This course explains this type of behaviour together with many other confusing presentations that educators see in the classroom.

This 3 hour detailed video and audio course will change forever the way you relate to children, especially the ones that have had a difficult start to life.

Teaching students with complex trauma

This course covers understanding what trauma is, how it is different to adverse childhood experiences, and how prevalent trauma is.  It looks at how trauma changes the brain and how this affects the mind and body, mood and behaviour.  The course has dedicated lessons on understanding classroom behaviour and managing classroom behaviour.  It provides detail for a trauma sensitive classroom and some insights into the trauma sensitive school.

This course is available for purchase individually or schools can purchase the course in bulk at a discount.  Please contact info@childtraumaconsulting.com for bulk purchase options.

This course is also available as a workshop (approximately 4 hours plus breaks) for face-to-face instruction and discussion.  Workshops are currently available in Australia and New Zealand only.  For further information about workshops, please contact info@childtraumaconsulting.com.


This course is not accredited on this site.  However, the course is accredited on our partner sites by NESA, the NSW Education Standards Authority.  If you require NESA accreditation, please consider our partners TPD  or TTA  .  All three courses are identical and target the following Australian education standards: 3.5.2 (Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement), 4.1.2 (establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities) and 6.2.2 (participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities).  This course is also available on Vimeo on Demand.

Gift card

This course is available as a gift card.  Give this course to a teacher who needs it.

Course Features

  • Lectures 6
  • Quizzes 5
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 14
  • Assessments Self


Average Rating

3 ratings

Detailed Rating


    A much needed course for both experienced and newly qualified teachers!

    I have been a teacher in the UK for nearly 8 years and a middle leader for just over a year and this is a much needed course. It is excellently structured beginning with explaining what trauma is and how this impacts the brain’s development. It then moves onto how trauma impacts on the children in our classrooms and offers realistic and often very easy strategies that teachers can put into place in their classrooms. I understood the children in my classes so much better after completing this course and feel that I am now able to have a much more positive impact on children with more challenging behaviour now that I understand them and what their behaviour is telling me. I highly recommend this course for anyone that works with children or young young people, not just teachers. I also think that this course is perfect for teachers in training. I wish I had learnt about childhood trauma at the start of my career as I think my approach to classroom management would have been very different! Thank you and well done!!!!

    Brilliant course

    This course thoroughly covers content relating to children who have experienced trauma. It's relevant to all those who work with children and young people and very eye-opening to the extent that trauma affects the lives of children worldwide. The course also covers many real-world strategies that can be easily applied to a classroom or school setting. I would highly recommend this course.

    Claire Searle

    I highly recommend this course. Having worked with SEN/SEMH pupils in the UK for over 15 years and undertaken many training courses, I believe that this course has the most relevance and importance to better understanding and appropriately supporting young people today. The lectures are very detailed, the content is engrossing and the suggested strategies can be easily incorporated into your setting. An excellent course and one I am so pleased I took the time to take as it has really altered my approach when dealing with young people in general and especially when presented with challenging behaviour. Thank you for providing this course as this is an area desperately lacking in attention yet desperately in need of focus. It is time for all educators to start asking "what happened to you?" rather than "what is wrong with you?" and to support young people using a trauma focused lens.