13/09/20 - 07:59:00 | Published in Training

Supporting children with traumatic experiences

Supporting children with traumatic experiences

It is estimated that 1 in 4 children has been exposed to a traumatic event (National Traumatic Stress Network). Some children have experienced this pandemic as traumatic.


Children, like adults, sometimes experience or witness something extremely frightening and dangerous. This can cause a traumatic stress reaction, which affects the way the child thinks, feels and behaves. Children can be as severely affected as adults. If you recognise it, you will be better able to help children to recover, and also to know when to seek professional help.


In this training event we will explore how children are affected by traumatic events, and how schools can support these children. Examples of traumatic events are physical or sexual abuse/assaults, witnessing domestic violence, road traffic accidents, the death of a loved one, war, natural disasters, terrorist attacks.

We will have a look at the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s), how schools can undertake steps to become an ACE aware school, and how this fits in with supporting children with emotional health and well-being.

Also, some children will have experienced the current period of lockdown and exposure to Covid-19 as traumatic.


Attending this workshop will enable you to:

Know how children are affected by traumatic events and be able recognise signs and symptoms
Understand the possible impact on learning and behaviour
Identify strategies which will support children who have experienced trauma
Know about accessing additional support

Booking Information

Cost: free for LA schools and academies with a Critical Incident Subscription, £50 for schools with an EPSS contract, £60 for all other schools/settings
Cancellation Policy:
For cancellations made by the school/establishment prior to the course or during the course, no charge will be made. A £20 administration fee will be levied per person if staff do not attend and have not informed the course organiser before the end of the course.


Any member of staff supporting children with traumatic experiences