How trauma fits into a PBS Framework

Fee: £149.00 + VAT

Programme dates:

2 June 2020, Birmingham (full)

26 June 2020, Manchester - Book now

29 September 2020, London - Book now

15 October 2020, Birmingham - Book now

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This programme is also available in-house, tailored to the needs of your organisation. To find out more please contact us on 0121 415 6970, email pbsenquiries@bild.org.uk

Programme details

This workshop provides an introduction to the common factors and developmental impacts of trauma across the lifespan. It provides a practical overview of how PBS can be delivered to support healing and growth for traumatized children and adults. Children and adults who need intensive care and support are often more vulnerable and therefore more likely to confront traumatic experiences.

For many in care, the impact of past trauma can increase the likelihood of continual re-traumatisation unless carers are equipped to counteract these effects.

Positive Behaviour support is an evidence based framework that helps us look behind presenting behaviours of concern to find out their meaning or purpose for the person. Knowledge about traumatic stress and its potential impacts can better equip practitioners to develop holistic positive behaviour support plans that more effectively meet people's needs and improve their quality of life.

Aims of the course

This workshop provides an introduction to the common factors and developmental impacts of trauma across the lifespan. It provides a practical overview of how PBS can be delivered to support healing and growth for traumatized children and adults.

Children and adults who need intensive care and support are often more vulnerable and therefore more likely to confront traumatic experiences.

For many in care, the impact of past trauma can increase the likelihood of continual re-traumatisation unless carers are equipped to counteract these effects.

Learning Outcomes

On this programme participants will gain skills and knowledge that will help them to:

  • Develop an understanding of how trauma may impact on wellbeing and behavior
  • Describe how and why a positive behavior support framework can include trauma informed approaches
  • Reflect on how an underpinning knowledge of trauma can enhance their own practice and the quality of support  they offer to the specific individuals they work with
  • Think about how trauma informed care and strategies can  fit into a positive behavior support plan and support wellbeing and quality of life
  • Access a number of tools and resources to develop further understanding

Who should attend

This is a practical workshop for anyone who provides direct support to children, young people, or adults who may sometimes have behaviours that are concerning - specifically paid or unpaid carers, managers of services and practitioners.