Primary educators: Managing trauma in the classroom


This module has been specifically tailored for the kindergarten to year 6 context. Having an awareness of how trauma impacts on children can improve the school environment and outcomes for students.  

This module will increase participants’ knowledge of physical, emotional and behavioural indicators of trauma and also parental /caregiver factors that may place a child at risk of harm.  Short and long term effects are explored along with classroom management strategies for working with children experiencing trauma symptoms. 

Teachers will also gain an understanding of how trauma presents differently for each child and how trauma can effect brain development and a child’s attachment style.  


Who is this course for?

  • Primary school teachers


The module covers

  • Indicators of child sexual assault
  • Identifying behavioural and emotional changes
  • Risk indicators in parents and caregivers
  • Trauma symptoms
  • The relationship between attachment theory and trauma 
  • Impact of trauma on the brain
  • Responding to trauma in the classroom


What do you get?

  • Certificate of completion

Bulk purchases
If you would like to purchase this course for multiple people, please contact us on (07) 5552 3000 or



Attention NSW participants:

NESA is currently undergoing changes to their system. 
You will be able to claim Professional Development hours for Bravehearts online courses, however, you will need to apply these yourself on the NESA website under “Elective PD”.
If you have any queries, please contact NESA directly on 1300 739 338.

PD Hours for this course: 1

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