The Trauma Aware Educator online course

The Trauma Aware Educator: Understanding the Science of Childhood Trauma and Its Impact on Students online course from the Australia-based Trauma Informed Positive Behavior Support (TIPBS).

This is an online course designed to answer frequently asked questions about the foundational concepts of trauma informed practice for educators and educational leaders.

Childhood trauma affects the physical, emotional, and social development of children and adolescents. In order to minimize harm, teachers and school leaders need to respond appropriately using trauma-informed practices and policies.

In this course, you will:

  • explore the impact of trauma on students and
  • understand the neuroscience behind the behaviours presented by students who have experienced complex trauma

This course is a primer for the Trauma Informed Positive Behaviour Support (TIPBS) online course and is suitable for teaching staff and education leaders who want to improve their professional practice, and is relevant to most school contexts worldwide. It may also be of interest to health and social care workers.

  • Toolkit