Secondary educators: Managing trauma in the classroom


About this course
Having an awareness of how trauma impacts on young people can improve the school environment and outcomes for students.  

This module, tailored to secondary educators and staff, will increase your 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. 
Educators and staff 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.  

Module duration
This course is estimated to take 1 hour to complete

You will learn

  • 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

You will receive
Upon successful completion of this module you will receive a Bravehearts Certificate of Completion.

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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