Cognitive Behavioural Education's professional learning modules offer teachers a trauma informed lens into the classroom. Empowering teachers to develop strategies and resource to support the emotional, cognitive and psychological development of students.
Trauma Informed Education - A Lens into the Classroom - Stage 4 and 5
Learning outcomes and understandings for participants by completing the 4 modules including:
Module 1: What do we know? [Neurobiology]
a. Understand the reptilian, mammalian and thinking brain
b. Understanding ideal neurosequential development
- Effect of Attachment and attunement
- Input of the neurobiology and sensory processing
- The four lobes of the cerebral cortex
c. Defining Trauma
- Evaluating the impact of trauma on the developing brain
- Adverse Childhood Experience (ACES) and impacts of trauma across the lifespan
Module 2: What do we see? [Behaviour]
a. Trauma related behaviours in ages 12-15 years
- Case study – Zoe 14 yrs old
- Trauma trigger recognition
- Behavioural presentation of Zoe’s trauma [Case study]
b. Using the B.E.S.T model for Analytical evaluation of Behaviour
- Behaviour – what do we see/experience the child doing?
- Emotions – What is the child feeling?
- Safety – What are the presenting safety issues?
- Thoughts – What is the child thinking?
c. Child’s world view
- View of self – Who am I?
- View of others – Who can I trust?
- View of the world/environment – Where do I fit/belong?
d. Symptoms of pathological diagnosis or trauma related behaviours
- Analysis of diagnostic criteria of trauma and learning or social difficulties for children aged 12-15 years
Module 3: What do we do? [Intervention]
a. Neuroplasticity – What is neuroplasticity?
- How appropriate interventions can rewire the brain
- Youtube Video link
b. Behaviour related interventions for early childhood
- What intervention shouldn’t look like? …restrictive practices
- What are the practices that we need to replace it with?
- Using the B.E.S.T model of behaviour analysis to develop individual therapeutic interventions
- Behavioural interventions – Case Study (Zoe)
c. Child specific behavioural Interventions
- How do we use Socratic questioning – engaging with the child to build curiosity or information
- Interventions to support social skills
d. Teacher based interventions
- Emotional regulation and some tools of emotional regulation.
- The use of PACE in the classroom
- Co regulation and interactive repair
Module 4: What do we change? [Building Resources – Well-being / Safety]
a. Tools and resources
In the classroom
- Development of classroom rating scale
- Progressive muscle relaxation for children.
- In the child-teacher relationship- Building resilience through relationship
In the child-teacher relationship
- Building resilience through relationship
b. Ethics in working with Traumatised children.
- Mandatory reporter responsibilities
- Mandatory Reporter process
c. Vicarious Trauma
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- What is vicarious trauma?
- How can Vicarious Trauma effect care givers
- Strategies for managing vicarious trauma.