Trauma and child brain development training

About this course

Understanding the science behind child brain development

Do you deliver services that support children and families?

We want to help you give every child the best start in life so that they can thrive, achieve their full potential and grow up in a supportive, nurturing environment.

Take part in our training programme with your colleagues to improve your understanding of child brain development, healthy brain growth and the impact of trauma.


£1,900 per group*
1-day face-to-face training course
Delivered in a local venue

*Groups can be from 12 to 24 people and can be delivered to teams from different organisations.

For more information, please contact us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk.


What will I learn?

By the end of this programme, you’ll be able to:

  • understand six tested metaphors that help explain the science of child brain development and the impact of trauma
  • use these metaphors in your work with children and families and share with colleagues
  • take a strengths-based approach to help families think about what they can do to encourage healthy development in their children
  • recognise toxic stress and help children and young people to develop healthy stress management skills
  • use the science of child brain development to inform the services you offer to children and young people, parents and carers

Benefits of the course

  • No previous safeguarding training required.
  • Learn metaphors created by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative and the FrameWorks Institute.
  • Train alongside your team in a workshop setting and ask our experts questions as you go along.
  • Includes practical exercises, case studies and examples to help improve your knowledge of brain development and trauma and apply it to your role.
  • Foster a shared language and understanding of child brain development with colleagues across different organisations.

£1,900 per group*
1-day face-to-face training course
Delivered in a local venue

*Groups can be from 12 to 24 people and can be delivered to teams from different organisations.

For more information, please contact us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk.


Reviews

"I’ve seen a real appetite for the metaphors and what they mean to us in practice. It builds on some of the work we’ve already done around child development…it really simplifies the language and it really helps us to take it out, wider across the workforce."

Principal Social Worker, North East Lincolnshire

"The metaphors are very powerful and provide a shared language to effectively communicate with colleagues and some of the families we serve. I would highly recommend this training to school staff at any level."

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£1,900 per group*
1-day face-to-face training course
Delivered in a local venue

*Groups can be from 12 to 24 people and can be delivered to teams from different organisations.

For more information, please contact us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk.


Who is this course for?

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who works with children and families, who is looking to inform their practice by learning about child brain development and a trauma-sensitive approach to working with families.

It will be particularly useful for anyone involved in supporting families facing adversity and/or children who have experienced abuse, neglect or other adverse childhood experiences.

Organisations who have taken this training session include:

  • children’s social care and early help
  • schools
  • child and adolescent mental health services
  • police
  • health - health visitors, school nurses, midwives and GPs
  • sports organisations
  • voluntary sector organisations including housing and domestic abuse advocacy support services

£1,900 per group
1-day face-to-face training course
Delivered in a local venue

For more information, please contact us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk.

Why NSPCC training?

Why take your training with the NSPCC?

At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.

And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.

£1,900 per group
1-day face-to-face training course
Delivered in a local venue

For more information, please contact us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk.