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Closed Private Trial Module - Stage 6: Trauma Informed Education - A Lens into the Classroom

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.

Age/Grade Range

Stage 6




3.5.2; 4.1.2; 4.3.2; 4.4.2;

Trauma Informed Education - A Lens into the Classroom Stages 6

Empowering teachers with resources and strategies to support students in the Stage 6 classroom. 

Learning outcomes for participants for each module:

Module 1: What do we know?  [Neurobiology]

1.    Understand the reptilian, mammalian and thinking brain

  • Hand model of the brain

2.    Understanding ideal neurosequential development 

  • Effect of Attachment and attunement
  • Input of the neuro-biology and sensory processing
  • The four lobes of the cerebral cortex

3.    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]

1.    Trauma related behaviours in ages 15-18 years

  • Case study – Chris 17 yrs old
  • Trauma trigger recognition
  • Behavioural presentation of Chris’s trauma

2.    Using the B.E.S.T model for Analytical evaluation of Behaviour

  • Behaviour – what do we see/experience the Young person doing?
  • Emotions – What is the Young person feeling?
  • Safety – What are the presenting safety issues?
  • Thoughts – What is the Young person thinking?

3.    Young person’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?

4.    Symptoms of pathological diagnosis or trauma related behaviours 

  • Analysis of diagnostic criteria of trauma and learning or social difficulties for Young people aged 15-18 years

Module 3: What do we do? [Intervention]                             

1.    Neuroplasticity – What is neuroplasticity?

  • How appropriate interventions can rewire the brain
  • You tube Video link

2.    Behaviour related interventions for Young people

  • 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 (Chris)

3.    Child specific behavioural Interventions

  • How do we use Socratic questioning – engaging with the Young person to build curiosity or information
  • Interventions to support social skills

4.    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]

1.    Tools and resources

In the classroom

i.    Development of classroom rating scale

ii.    Progressive muscle relaxation for Young person.

In the child-teacher relationship

i.    Building resilience through relationship

2.    Ethics in working with Traumatized Young people.

  • Mandatory reporter responsibilities
  • Mandatory Reporter process
  • Supervision

3.    Vicarious Trauma

  • What is vicarious trauma?
  • How can Vicarious Trauma effect care givers
  • Strategies for managing vicarious trauma.

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