Trauma and child brain development training

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£225 - £1,050

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Format
Face-to-face
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Locations
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.

Choose how you want to learn

Our Trauma and child brain development training is available face-to-face or as a live virtual training session, to support a range of learning styles.

Both options are taught by experts and feature the latest legislation, guidance and best practice. So you can choose to learn on location in a dedicated learning space or from the comfort of your own home or office.

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.
99%
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.

Your learning options

All NSPCC Learning courses are up-to-date with the latest information about legislation, guidance and best practice and provide a certificate of achievement.

And it doesn’t stop there. As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.

Live virtual training benefits

  • Remote sessions delivered live by expert trainers.
  • Share your ideas, experience and learning virtually with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
  • Receive real-time feedback.
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home or office.
  • No travel costs.
  • Participate in interactive exercises and get direct support and guidance as you learn.

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Face-to-face training benefits

  • Delivered by expert trainers.
  • Share your ideas, experience and learning with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
  • Learn in a dedicated learning space, without distractions.
  • Participate in interactive exercises and get direct support and guidance as you learn.

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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.

Book onto live virtual and face-to-face training

We deliver our face-to-face training courses 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.

If you would like to commission training for your organisation, get in touch to discuss your training needs on 0116 234 7246 or learning@nspcc.org.uk.


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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."



Headteacher