Impact of Trauma on the Developing Brain

Trauma can impact the structure and functioning of the brain: a single event can have long-lasting effects, particularly when the trauma occurs at a young age.

The human brain develops along well understood pathways. These ‘healthy’ pathways can be interrupted by a traumatic event (or series of events) such as abuse or neglect, causing the brain to activate a kind of permanent ‘fight-or-flight’ response. These problems can continue long after the event or events occurred, and potentially cause life-long issues.

This one day course is designed to enable participants to understand healthy brain development and how early childhood trauma impacts both brain development and behaviour.

This course will explore:
  • Healthy brain development
  • Different types of trauma
  • The impact of trauma on the brain and on behaviour
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Strategies to support people who have experienced complex childhood trauma

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