Trauma, Neuro, and Shame Awareness: Best Practice for Professionals, Organisations, and Communities
Understand the causes and impacts of trauma with Deakin University
Trauma and shame are complex, with a deep and widespread impact. This four-week Deakin University course aims to elevate your understanding of how these factors influence human behaviour.
From types of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences to the impacts of these on individuals and relationships, you’ll cover key issues around trauma and shame and also how trauma and shame-informed approaches can reduce problems such as addiction, violence and crime. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of trauma and shame and the tools to make a positive impact in people’s lives and communities.
Examine types of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences
You’ll start the course with an overview of different types of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences, examining the scientific concepts and human experiences that lie behind common terms like ‘trauma’ and ‘shame’.
Understand trauma responses and intergenerational trauma
You’ll look at how trauma affects our mind and bodies, and the different ways people cope with trauma. You’ll learn how trauma can be passed down through generations, impacting communities worldwide, including First Nations peoples and refugees.
Explore the impact of trauma on individuals and relationships
You’ll explore the impact that trauma and shame have on individuals and their relationships. You’ll also learn how to strengthen your own relationship skills and interpersonal connections in the context of trauma.
Apply your course-acquired understanding of trauma and shame
Finally, you’ll learn from experts who have implemented trauma-informed and shame-sensitive practices, applying your knowledge to understand why these practices are critical to creating inclusive and supportive environments for people with trauma histories.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- describe the definitions and types of trauma
- explain how trauma affects the brain
- refelect on how trauma impacts people in stressful situations
- investigate the intergenerational transfer of trauma
- develop practical skills in creating environments that are shame sensitive and trauma-informed
- identify the range of negative outcomes associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences
- explore how early attachment informs relationship patterns and regulation strategies.
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for everyone, but is designed specifically for professionals working in justice, education, and health and social care, as well as business and management.
It will also be valuable for anyone interested in learning more about trauma and its impacts, including individuals dealing with trauma themselves, and their partners, children, families, or wider communities.
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