This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise indicators of trauma in children and young people of different ages and at different stages, and to identify their needs and those of their parents and carers.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - worked with one or more children or young people, and their families to: review developmental progress; identify indicators of trauma and/or attachment disorder; ensure interventions do not exacerbate trauma; recover from trauma and prevent the likelihood of further occurrences.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - stages of human development and indicators of trauma associated with the different stages of development; - different cultural values and child-rearing practices and their potential impact on children and young people; - risks to healthy child development, and; - factors that influence positive outcomes.

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