Trauma Responses and Behaviours of Children Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence Care Leavers
Child sexual exploitation, as a form of child sexual abuse – causes trauma. When children are harmed and forced into situations of extreme stress, it is likely and rational for them to have a range of extreme reactions. This module takes a trauma-informed, anti-diagnosis approach to the way children are understood after a period of sexual trauma. Professionals will learn about common trauma responses during a sexual offence, after, and during recovery – before moving on to explore common coping mechanisms in children. Coping mechanisms after sexual trauma can often appear maladaptive or can be misunderstood as behavioural problems; this module will provide evidence-based advice and information on how to support children showing signs of sexual trauma.
The main learning objectives of the course are as follows:
- To understand the experiences of sexual trauma in children of different ages
- To increase understanding of common trauma responses during a sexual offence, after, and during recovery
- To explore common coping mechanisms after CSE/A
- To increase knowledge of supportive strategies and techniques for children affected by panic, crisis, anxiety, and dissociation
This course is specifically for employees who work with Care Leavers and is fully CPD accredited.
Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the young people in your care.
We also have an advanced version, which is specifically for designated individuals or seniors.
Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.