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Queensland University of Technology

Teaching Students Who Have Suffered Complex Trauma

Queensland University of Technology via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn how to support students who have experienced complex trauma

Complex trauma affects the physical, emotional and social development of children and adolescents.

In order to minimise harm, teachers and school leaders need to respond appropriately using trauma-informed practices and policies.

In this course, you’ll get an introduction to what complex trauma is and how it affects young people’s development at school.

You’ll understand the neuroscience behind the behaviours presented by students who have experienced complex trauma.

You’ll learn how to apply trauma-informed strategies and policies that will minimise the risk to students and school staff.

This course is designed for teaching staff and education leaders who want to improve their professional practice. It may also be of interest to health and social care workers.

For Australian educators, this course aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):
• 1.1, 1.2, 1.5
• 3.3, 3.5
• 4.1, 4.3, 4.4
• 6

Syllabus

  • Learning about trauma
    • Trauma awareness matters
    • The theory bit
    • Wrap up
  • Supporting students who have experienced complex trauma
    • Impact of trauma
    • Responding to behaviour
    • Wrap up

Taught by

Dr Judith Howard

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4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 552 ratings

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