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Trauma and child brain development training

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From £225 per person

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Face-to-face / Virtual
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England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
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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.
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* We received 39,176 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. 38,394 (98%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

Book onto live virtual training

We deliver this course virtually via Zoom.

Use our drop down list to choose a 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."