A Life Long Legacy


An introduction to new, cutting edge neurodevelopmental research which explains how we all develop from babies to thinking, feeling, relating adults. There is a particular focus on developmental trauma aged 0-3 years and the impact this has on the development and functioning of abused, neglected and traumatised children and young people as they grow and how we might better understand and work with traumatised children, young people and young adults.

Teaching Methods

There is a fair amount of course material provided which will be delivered via description and dialogue by the facilitator supported by power point slides. Group participation is encouraged throughout and essential to participant learning. There are also exercises and examples from practice.

Length of Course

This is a one day training course lasting four to six hours depending on organisational and attendee needs and requirements.


Any appropriately sized room with a projector, screen and flip chart.

Group Size

Minimum group size 6.
Can be taught to up to 30 at one time.
Can be offered as a conference presentation for larger groups.

Who will benefit/target audience

This training day is really interesting and helpful to anyone working with children and young people. It will be of particular interest to those working with children identified as traumatised, hard to reach or marginalised such as social workers, foster carers, residential staff, special education and PRU, youth and criminal justice, health visitors, LAC nurses and so on.

It appropriate for those with some no, or some basic understanding of neurodevelopment and trauma.

Main benefits

Children and young people can behave in ways which seem difficult to manage and understand. Neuroscience research staff better understand the children they work with. It will allow workers to make better sense of the behaviours, relationships and emotions of traumatised children and young people and be better able to help them.


The power point presentation will be made available after the training

A list of readings and resources will be provided at the end of the power point

Lead Associate/Associate Skills, Knowledge

MA level professionally qualified practitioners with a wide variety of skills as trainers, lecturers and educators. They offer extensive theory to practice knowledge and experience of neurodevelopment and trauma and include psychotherapists, consultant nurses and social workers, psychologists and related health professionals.

Next Steps

We encourage any organisation which would like to make use of our courses and training to contact us to discuss.
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