Online course: Understanding trauma

This Solihull Approach online course ‘Understanding trauma’ is for practitioners working with children, families and adults.

The aim of this course is to deepen understanding of the effects of trauma, the recovery process and how society can support recovery from trauma. The course integrates this with the Solihull Approach model.


What does it include?

Type 1 and Type 2 trauma. The window of tolerance. Stages of going through a traumatic experience. Neurology and trauma. Recognising trauma. Recovery from trauma. SELF model. Trauma, attachment and epigenetics. Community trauma. Organisational trauma. Trauma aware community. 

How does it relate to the Solihull Approach model?

For those who have completed the Solihull Approach 2 Day Foundation course, this online course will enable extra layers of depth, helping both ways: increasing understanding of the model and its applications as well as using the concepts to illuminate an understanding of trauma. It will help move theory into practice.

This is a Solihull Approach Advanced training. This course will contribute to Solihull Advanced Trained Practitioner status.

For those who do not know about the Solihull Approach model there is a brief introduction in this module and containment and reciprocity are mentioned throughout the course. To make best use of all elements of the Course it is an advantage to have completed the Solihull Approach 2 Day Foundation training. Your local area may put on the Solihull Approach 2 Day Foundation training or there are regular trainings in Solihull, West Midlands.

How long does the course take?

This course is not as long as a 30 credit Open University course, but neither is it as short as an online half hour mandatory fire training course. If you did it all at once, which we don’t recommend, it might take you at least four hours. We don’t recommend doing this course in one go, because the advantage of doing a course online is that you have time inbetween Modules or Units to process your learning and to see it in the world.

This online course covers the same material as the face to face Solihull Approach Advanced training on ‘Understanding trauma’. The advantage of the face to face course is that you can discuss issues with other people and share examples. It is also easier to complete, because you have booked out the day in your diary. The advantage of the online is that you can stop and think at your own pace and look things up if you want to.

What does it cost?

£45.

Can I pay by credit/debit card?

Yes. Once you have created an account and submitted your application form you will be offered the option to buy your course via credit/debit card. You will gain instant access to the course if your purchase is successful.

Can I pay by invoice?

Yes. You will need to purchase the course via the Shop>>order page on this website.

Or click here and select ‘order’.

There will be a short delay while we process your order (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) and send a ‘discount code’ to you (or the person identified under ‘delivery details’ if not you) for use at checkout after you have  registered, completed an application form and clicked ‘buy’ the course.

Can I buy the course on a credit/debit card on behalf of someone else?

Yes, via the Shop>>order page on this website.

Or click here and select ‘buy now’. Under delivery options please enter the details of the person for whom you wish to buy the course. There will be a short delay while we process your order (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) and send the recipient a ‘discount code’ for use at checkout after they have registered, completed an application form and clicked ‘buy’ the course.

Do I get a certificate and does it contribute to Solihull Approach Advanced Trained Practitioner status?

Yes and yes. To attain Advanced Trained Practitioner status, just send us a copy of your certificate together with certificates from two other Solihull Approach Advanced Trainings.