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


NESA Registered Professional Development
NESA is changing in 2021.  What does that mean for you?

For NESA accredited educators who complete this course before Friday 5 February 2021 will receive 1 hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 7.1.2 and 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW  (Please ensure you provide your NESA number in the account details section upon checkout to have your PD logged)

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

View Courses