Building New Pathways

Part 1: Trauma and Brain Development

This two-hour presentation will help with:

  • Understanding the impact of trauma on brain development; 
  • Explore the common behaviours that we might see as a result of compromised brain development;
  • Introduction to the Window of Tolerance and the 'trauma lens' for trauma based symptoms and behaviours to inform support strategies.  

Part 2: Trauma Informed Strategies for Complex Behaviours

This two-hour presentation covers:

  • Building new pathways: Repair strategies based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (Bruce Perry) for children who have experienced early childhood trauma;
  • Building the Window of Tolerance: Practical strategies to be used on a daily basis to prevent challenging behaviour;
  • Trauma informed response strategies for common behaviours such as defiance, hyperactivity, sleep problems and aggressive behaviour.

Part 3: Creating a Secure Base - Attachment Focussed Strategies

This two-hour presentation:

  • Provides an attachment focussed framework and how to develop therapeutic relationships with children and adolescents who have experienced early attachment ruptures;
  • Strategies to create safe and therapeutic environments for traumatised children and adolescents;

Putting it all together - Reviewing trauma informed care in daily life.