Brain Development, Trauma and Behaviour

(Up to 10 years old)

Each child is different and there is no one size fits all approach to parenting children who have suffered trauma as the nature, timing and pattern of the experience will contribute to how the impact manifests.  However, understanding how trauma can impact on a child's developing brain and in particular how this may cause their stress response systems to be overactive and overly reactive to stress can help parents and carers understand their child's behavioural, emotional and social vulnerabilities. This workshop will provide an overview of trauma and brain development, the stress response system and the importance of invested adults as well as the importance of the adults’ self care.