Trauma-Informed Practice in Education
10 hour course ⸱ Self-paced ⸱ Online professional development
Explore and strengthen your understanding of trauma-informed practice with the Trauma-Informed Practice in Education professional development course.
Designed for primary school educators, this self-paced online course provides theoretical knowledge and practical strategies to support a trauma-informed learning environment. You’ll learn strategies to recognise and respond well when a child may be triggered—in other words, experiencing a stress response.
You’ll gain knowledge to help you teach students about the brain and stress responses, and classroom exercises to proactively build on trauma-informed principles like safety, trust and choice. This course also provides evidence-based strategies for educator self-care. Each module includes a meditation, self-check questions and reflective practice alongside the course content.
The course is comprised of eight modules of learning:
- What is trauma?
- Stress, trauma and the brain
- In the classroom: Stress, trauma and the brain
- Trauma-informed strategies
- In the classroom: Trauma-informed strategies
- When children are triggered: Handling a stress response
- Educator self-care and support
Purchasing a subscription gives you 12 months access to this online course, delivered via Smiling Mind’s Learning Hub platform.