10/26 - 11/22
This course highlights how the effect of childhood trauma manifests itself in the behavior and mental and physical health of children who have suffered abuse and neglect. Participants are presented with an opportunity to think deeply about the effects of trauma on children and to think about how a child’s behavior is influenced by trauma’s underlying impact as a child progresses through his/her developmental years. Current research consistently stresses how the consistent support and emotional connection of adults to children, who have suffered child maltreatment, has the ability to profoundly ameliorate the long term effects of trauma throughout a child’s life time. Understanding the complexities of trauma provides caregivers with the necessary foundation to offer such support.