Child and youth health
04 June 2018
About this Course
This course reviews childhood trauma from cultural and biological perspectives.
The responses of children/tamariki to a traumatic event vary. Even children/tamariki exposed to the same traumatic event may have different responses. Nearly all children/tamariki express some kind of distress or behavioural change following a traumatic event.
At the end of this course you will:
- understand the common types of trauma
- have learned about the impact of trauma on child/tamariki development and behaviour
- understand the role of resilience when addressing trauma
- have considered the role of trauma for different cultures.
This content has been developed by Whāraurau, a national workforce development centre for infant, child and adolescent mental health, Uniservices Ltd, at the University of Auckland, in collaboration with Oranga Tamariki in April 2017.