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Wed 14 Aug

Childhood Adversity: Understanding the Impact of Childhood Adversity on the Life of the Infant, Child, and Young Person - Trinity College Dublin

Blended: Online and on TCD campus | Course begins September 2024

Course Name: Childhood Adversity: Understanding the Impact of Childhood Adversity on the Life of the Infant, Child, and Young Person

Location: Blended: Online and on campus

Start Date: September 2024

Duration: 12 weeks

Course Info:

This micro-credential is for professionals who work with children and families in the healthcare, community, and education settings. This includes professionals such as social care and education professionals (teachers), professionals in child and family support work, or a cognate discipline, allied healthcare, children’s nurses and other nursing disciplines.

The micro-credential offers an innovative and unique learning opportunity where learners will engage with the evidence base on childhood adversity and the associated implications for developing children. Learners will simultaneously engage with the process of applying this learning to relevant case material they would encounter in their own work with children and families.

On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of childhood adversity and be able to describe how childhood adversity, toxic stress and trauma can impact on the life of the child from a variety of perspectives.
  • Critically discuss the national and international literature in relation to childhood adversity and how current knowledge impacts on the learners own professional discipline and work with children and families.
  • Critique current strategies used to identify childhood adversity. Critically appraise adversity prevention strategies relevant to the learner’s professional discipline and area of work
  • Demonstrate an understanding of trauma and trauma informed approaches. Reflect on the application of trauma informed approaches when working with children and families in the context of the learner’s professional discipline and area of work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and be able to discuss interventions relevant to the learner’s professional discipline and area of work.

How to apply: Applications via the Trinity website at https://bit.ly/Trinity-MC-Childhood-Adversity

Deadline for Applications: 14 August 2024

Fees: €1,240

This course qualifies for a 50% subsidy under the HCI Pillar 3 Learner Fee Subsidy. Please refer here for eligibility criteria.

Attachments: Micro-credential in Childhood Adversity