Free evidence based resources to help children and young people affected by war, migration and asylum as well as the professionals supporting them in both educational and community settings.
Creating a world that nurtures and protects children and young people following trauma
More than one in three children and young people are exposed to at least one potentially traumatic event by age 18.¹ The right support can make a substantial difference to the extent that traumatic events impact on their lives.
The UK Trauma Council (UKTC) creates evidence-based resources to improve professionals and carers’ understanding of the nature and impact of trauma. We aim to better equip all those supporting children and young people exposed to trauma.
The latest from the UK Trauma Council
Responding to Critical Incidents in Educational Communities
We have developed a set of free resources to help staff in early years settings, schools, alternative provision and colleges to respond to potentially traumatic events. Welsh materials now available.
Childhood Trauma, the Brain and the Social World
Childhood trauma impacts the developing brain. We are learning that such changes can profoundly impact a child’s social world, with important implications for their development and mental health. Learn how we can better support young people who have experienced childhood trauma to foster and maintain healthy social relationships.
¹Reference: Lewis, S. J., Arseneault, L., Caspi, A., Fisher, H. L., Matthews, T., Moffitt, T. E., Odgers, C. L., Stahl, D., Teng, J. Y., & Danese, A. (2019). The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales. The Lancet Psychiatry, 6(3), 247-256.