Practice Level 2 - Trauma skilled training modules

For staff who are having to respond to families, children and colleagues who may be showing trauma related behaviours and those managing or leading teams or services, including our Named Persons and Lead Professionals.

Developing your trauma skilled practice (NES)

Supporting you to work with people who have experienced psychological trauma and adversity.

To open this module you will need to create an account on NHS Education for Scotland TURAS website if you don’t already have one. This is quick and easy to do.

Completion time: approx. 1.25 Hours

Location: for existing Turas usersTuras log in

Use the link above to sign in and access the module by typing “Developing your trauma skilled practice” into the search bar.

Location: If you are new to Turas: Turas user registration

Follow the instructions for creating a profile and accessing a verification code. Once you have done this you can log in and access the module by typing “Developing your trauma skilled practice” into the search bar.

Understanding how the experience of trauma can affect our Window of Tolerance


Nina Koruth - Supporting children and young people to recover from the effects of psychological trauma

Dr Nina Koruth, Principal Educator at NHS Education for Scotland and Consultant Clinical Psychologist discusses the impact of trauma on children and young people, and the approaches we can all take to support them to recover.

Completion time: 10 minutes

Introduction to trauma in children, young people and their families

This module is aimed at clinicians working within specialist CAMHS services to provide a general introduction to trauma and the ways in which it may present in children, young people ans their families. It encourages trauma-informed care and provides information to support early stage assessment and formulation. Keywords: Trauma, complex trauma; PTSD; assessment; formulation; children; young people; families; developmental stages; risk; resilience; reactions

Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Published: 01/05/2019

Learning Outcomes: (1.)Explain how PTSD and Complex PTSD present in children and young people and understand the differences between them, (2.)Describe a range of reactions to traumatic experience at different developmental stages for the child or young person and those around them, (3.)Identify risk and resilience factors for developing mental health difficulties as a result of exposure to trauma at different developmental stages, (4.)Understand the need for Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Specific services, (5.)Be aware of helpful ways to react to children and young people who have experienced trauma as well as their carers, including what to say, relevant information and resources which can be provided and other services which can be used to support their well being, (6.)Be aware of approaches to assessment and formulation of trauma in children and young people (7.) Be aware of recommendations for the treatment of trauma in children and young people.

Type: eLearning

Format: ZIP File

Access the module here