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Child Development & Trauma


This one day course will raise practitioners awareness of child development and trauma and consider the impact on children and young people and how you can support their wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes

During the course, you will:

  • Explore the factors which pose a risk to healthy child development
  • Explore the use of the metaphors when working with families to encourage healthy development of children 
  • Understand how to develop ways in which to use these within your work with families and other professionals

Who Should Attend

This course should be undertaken by staff working with children, young people and families and/or where awareness of Child Development and Trauma would be beneficial to their roles.

Course Length

This is a full day face to face session.

Venue: The Practice Development Base - 8 Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1HA


How to book

South Ayrshire Council Employees

This course can be booked through Book and Go on COAST, visit:


NHS Ayrshire & Arran Employees

All NHS staff within SA HSCP, should copy and paste the following link onto their browser and enter where they will be directed to COAST. This link should be used anytime NHS wish to access COAST therefore it would be advisable that this is saved to favourites.

On entering you will have two options; to Register or Login, in the first instance all NHS staff must register their details, simply their name and email while creating a memorable password.  An active email address must be used as all booking confirmations, information and links will be sent to this address.