Certificate in Trauma Informed Care and Behaviour Management

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This course will assist the learner in understanding the impact of trauma on childhood, behaviours of concern, and the developing brain. It will equip the learner in understanding where behaviour comes from while acknowledging their own values and beliefs and the role that plays in understanding and managing behaviour.  It will assist them in discovering various strategies to implement to support the person they work with to help in reducing behaviours of concern, while acknowledging the importance of building resilience through relationships and social emotional learning. 

This course is priced at €40 per workshop, which can be paid in full or weekly. Run over 5 weeks these 2.5 hour workshops will equip learners with a range of skills and strategies to support their person during their school or work hours.

Pay by Installment

We have the option for you to spread the cost of this online course by offering an installment plan. The first installment of €40 is due when booking and you will be charged €40 for the following 4 weeks. When booking, please indicate your preferred start date.

If you wish to avail of this installment plan, please click the following link:

The workshop series consists of:

Module 1 – Trauma

Topics covered:

  • What is trauma?
  • Stress & Toxic Stress
  • ACE’s
  • Impact of Trauma
  • Common disorders associated with traumatic stress.
  • Co-Morbidity
  • Biopsychosocial Model

Module 2 – Understanding Behaviour & Challenging Perspectives

Topics covered:

  • Look at behaviour, challenging behaviour & inappropriate behaviour.
  • Influences of behaviour.
  • Types/Causes
  • A time to question our own values and belief system.
  • Behaviour Theories
  • Becoming Self-Reflective
  • The importance of self-care in your role

Module 3 – Trauma, Challenging Behaviour & Restrictive Practices

Topics covered:

  • Challenging Behaviour and Trauma
  • Common Learning & behaviour problems
  • Restrictive Interventions – what are they?
  • Previous Trauma and restrictive interventions
  • Reducing the use of restrictive interventions
  • Trauma informed practice

Module 4 – Positive Behaviour Support & Crisis Situations

Topics Covered:

  • Identifying the Behaviour, Frequency Charts, ABC’s and BSP’s.
  • Identify the cause and/or purpose of the behaviour.
  • Developing an action plan (Positive Behaviour Support Plan)
  • Strategies on avoidance and management of problematic behaviour
  • When Crisis Occurs
  • Scenarios
  • After Crisis Occurs

Module 5 – Trauma Informed Practice, Resilience & Social Emotional Learning

Topics Covered:

  • Trauma Informed Schools and the School Climate
  • Resilience
  • Brain Building foods & activities.
  • Social & emotional learning
  • Teaching regulation
  • Protective Factors & Benevolent Childhood Experiences
  • Guidance & the whole school approach

Next Available Course Start Dates:

Monday 6th September 2021 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

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