Trauma-informed Care for Caregivers
This course is about recognising trauma and its impact on children/tamariki and understanding what it means to be trauma-informed. It has been developed for caregivers (foster parents and whānau carers) of children/tamariki.
Many children/tamariki who come into care have experienced trauma and every child/tamariki can benefit from your ability to recognise the signs and symptoms of trauma.
This module is expected to take 1 hour - 1.5 hours to complete. You can complete the module from start to finish or return to it by section.
This course will help you:
- Understand the importance of building resilience, and fostering positive and stable relationships with tamariki and whānau.
- Understand the impact of abuse and neglect and the causes for behaviour
- Think about ways to look after yourself while caring for tamariki.
- Think about ways to maximise safety for tamariki.
- Support children/tamariki manage overwhelming emotions.
This content has been developed by the Werry Workforce 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 July 2017.