How to support children who may have experienced trauma: staff briefing

Download your ready-made resources here

In this 1-hour session, staff will learn:

  • Key terms, including 'adverse childhood experiences', 'trauma' and 'trauma-informed practice'
  • The potential impact that traumatic experiences have on children and their behaviour
  • Why this is particularly relevant now
  • How to respond to a child's behaviour in a helpful way
  • What they can do to help pupils feel safe in school in the long term

How to use these resources

  1. Download the PowerPoint presentation, facilitator notes, common questions, staff factsheet, audio transcript and remote delivery guide (whichever guide is right for you)
  2. Work through the facilitator notes first. They tell you everything you need to know to prepare and deliver the PowerPoint presentation effectively. You’ll need the facilitator notes to hand when presenting - if you’re training remotely, print them out or have them open on a separate device so you can refer to them easily while presenting your main screen
  3. Use our remote delivery guide to get everything set up as you need it if you're delivering the session via Microsoft Teams (part of Office 365 Education) or Google Classroom and Google Meet (part of G Suite for Education). You’ll learn how to make the tech work for you and facilitate remote collaboration with confidence
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