Understanding Trauma and Attachment in Children & Young People


This course is about understanding the basics of how attachment works in the context of child development, and the implications of this for people working or volunteering in the children's workforce

The course also explores the different types of trauma that can occur in the lives of children and young people and its effect on attachment and child development.

It is important to note that this course is not about providing treatments for children that have experienced trauma. It is more about understanding how attachment works, so that participants can engage with children and young people in a safe and supportive way.

The course covers:

  • The basics of child development
  • The attachment cycle
  • Trauma
  • Maintaining professional distance
  • Dealing with difficult circumstances

Who is this course for?

This entry level course is suited to anyone who works or volunteers with children, young people and families, or would like to specialise in supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma.

What's included?

This course is taught by two highly experienced tutors. Group sizes are kept small to make sure that all learners have the opportunity to ask questions and get the most possible from the course.

Learners will also receive a certificate of attendance and a pack of resources to take away.

Booking a course

To book a single place on a course, take a look at our upcoming course dates:

If you are interested in booking BrightSparks to deliver a course for your organisation, please get in touch to see how we can create customised training for your needs.

Find out more about trauma and attachment

Take a look at our blog for tips and information about trauma and attachment, testimonials from our learners and more.