Online training is offered for some of the courses developed by the Child Welfare Training Collaborative. These can completed at any time on-demand by professionals and community partners who interact with children who have experienced complex trauma.
Instructional Hours: 3
CEUs: 3 hours SW (core), LPC & LMFT (related), and DECAL
Directions for accessing the training Online Trauma/Brain 101
This online course will provide participants with foundational knowledge about child trauma, child traumatic stress and how adversity and trauma can impact children and youth and their brain development. Participants will also be introduced to brain architecture and early brain development in children and youth.
Topics and Learning Objectives
Child Trauma and Child Traumatic Stress
- Explain the term child traumatic stress
- Describe the three types of trauma, and the types of experiences that constitute childhood trauma
- Recognize role in responding to child traumatic stress
How Trauma Affects Children
- Explain the relationship between a child’s lifetime trauma history and his/her behaviors and responses
- Describe the effects of adversity and child traumatic stress on brain development
- Identify the impact of trauma on child development
- Describe the basic architecture of the brain
- Explain the term brain health
- Describe the process of brain development in young children and adolescents
- Identify the types of experiences and situations that can impact brain development
- Describe the impact of toxic stress and complex trauma on the developing brain
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Brain Development
- Describe the relationships between ACESs (adverse childhood experiences) and brain development in children and adolescents
- Describe the relationship between ACEs and lifetime health risks
Resilience and Brain Development
- Define the term resilience
- Describe the relationship between resilience and brain health
- Describe how establishing trusting and supportive relationships with children and adolescents can impact resilience
Contact a member of our staff with any questions you have about the Child Welfare Training Collaborative.
The Child Welfare Training Collaborative values the work of different people, agencies, and organizations providing resources to strengthen the work with families in Georgia who may be experiencing trauma.