Students are introduced to recent theories of human development and childhood trauma through group exercises and activities, supported by informed presentations and discussions. The teaching methods employed support students to identify the short and long-term consequences of childhood trauma. Various therapeutical responses are examined and explored, in relation to addressing the short and long-term effects of childhood traumatisation.
Topic 1: Childhood trauma
Topic 2: Cross cultural child raising
Topic 3: Socio historical concept of childhood and traumatisation
Topic 4: Emotional first aid/emotional literacy
Topic 5: Educaring and Healing Therapies
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an intricate understanding of definitions and theories of childhood traumatisation||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|2||demonstrate a knowledge of emotional first aid in working with children||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|3||understand the importance of play in a child's life and its role in transforming trauma||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of creative approaches and narrative therapies in working with children||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|5||understand and contextualise their own relevant childhood experiences.||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 3 hours (7 weeks)|
|Tutorial online 2 hours (7 weeks)|
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