Learn about the causes and effects of trauma and what can help.
This course can be accessed any time and takes 2-6 hours to complete.
Do you support someone who has been through distressing or stressful events or experienced fear, loss and uncertainty in their lives? If so, this course may help. We will look at how and why events can be traumatic for people with severe and profound intellectual or learning disabilities; how trauma can affect all aspects of wellbeing, learning and development and show you strategies and approaches for care and support, that can be used at home as well as in education and care settings.
People with severe and profound intellectual / learning disabilities and profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are at increased risk of experiencing and suffering from the effects of trauma. Science has shown us that there is a wealth of natural, non-invasive things we can do that involve interactions, the senses and the body to help restore this sense of safety, benefit our mental wellbeing and assist in healing from trauma. You will learn about research evidence and explore practical ways that you can support those you support, love and care for.
Who the course is for:
This course is for family members, education, health and social care professionals and therapists and will sensitively and compassionately examine why this population is at such high risk of experiencing trauma and what we can best do to support healing. The course is specifically designed to focus on the needs of children and adults with severe and profound disabilities, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and autism and is applicable to people with brain injury and dementia who use non-verbal methods of communication.
You will learn how nurturing interactions, promoting predictability and consistency and offering soothing experiences can help recovery and healing from trauma, and how to put these ideas into practice.
The course will cover:
• What trauma is
• The effects of trauma
• What science tells us about how we can support wellbeing and healing
• Specific considerations for people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities
• Practical evidence-based approaches for supporting the wellbeing of people who may be affected by trauma
The strategies and approaches you will learn about:
• Can be used at home, in education, adult and therapeutic services and settings
• Can be used to support children and adults
• Do not require cognitive and language skills and abilities
• Do not require specialist equipment
• Video recording of a live online course held in November 2021 edited into sections and totalling 95 minutes
• Written learning materials and research links
• 6 quizzes, the answers to which can be found in the course content
• 9 optional activities, which can be carried out alone, in pairs or in a group
• Evidence and theory and suggestions for how you can support those you care and support
• A downloadable copy of the slides used in the presentation
• A support plan template
• A certificate of completion
• Access to the entire course and all materials for one year
For more information and booking:
We offer a discounted rate of £8 for families. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
If you wish to gain access to the course for more than one person, please purchase a course for each person or contact email@example.com for discounted group bookings.