Trauma and child brain development training

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England, Scotland, Wales

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.

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.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* We received 29,902 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020. 29,503 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

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.

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.

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Training for groups

Our training can be delivered in-house to groups. Price: £1,050. Contact us for more information.

Training for individuals

We deliver our course on location and virtually via Zoom. Use our drop down list to choose a location and date and be taken through to our booking form. 

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"I’ve seen a real appetite for the metaphors and what they mean to us in practice… It really simplifies the language and it really helps us to take it out, wider across the workforce."

Principal Social Worker

"I would highly recommend this training to school staff at any level."