Trauma and Alternative Care: An Introduction to Using a Trauma-Informed Approach

This basic awareness-raising course is for anyone who may come into contact with children and young people in alternative care settings. The aim of the course is to provide a brief understanding of trauma, the impact it can have on the lives of children and young people, and ways to support those who may be affected by it.

This course is part of a wider EU-co-funded project called “Safe Places, Thriving Children: Embedding Trauma-Informed Practices into Alternative Care Settings.” The project is being implemented in Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary and Serbia under the coordination of SOS Children’s Villages – for more information on the scope of the project and its different activities please check our webpage:

The course is made up of six short modules. Module 1 and Module 2 offer an introduction to the topic of trauma and trauma-informed practices and it will be necessary to complete both these modules before being able to select one or more of the remaining four modules.

Each module should take approximately 40 minutes to complete and you can begin and complete any of the modules at your own pace.

We truly hope you will find the course interesting and very helpful.