Understanding Abuse and Trauma



£320 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
12 Months
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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This online course provides an introduction to understanding abuse and trauma. It teaches students about the different kinds of trauma and abuse that people experience, and goes through some of the treatments and therapies that can be used to help people who have experienced these kinds of events.


Child Abuse

  • Types
  • Signs of Child Abuse
  • Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Ritual Abuse
  • Responding to Child Abuse
  • Supporting Children who have been Abused

Adult Abuse

  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Police Action
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Elder Abuse
  • Male Abuse
  • Effects of Abuse
  • Effects on Friends and Family
  • Reluctant to Leave
  • Signs of Abuse
  • Behavioural
  • Physical
  • Why do People Abuse?
  • Reporting Abuse
  • Courts
  • Staying Safe
  • Leaving Abuse
  • Law
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Rights of Victims
  • Injunctions
  • Evidence Required
  • Court Order
  • Authorities
  • Life after Abuse

Abuse and Mental Health

  • Classifications
  • Post-traumatic Stress
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment options
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Self-harming
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Addiction
  • Dissociative disorders

Who is this course for?

This course would be suitable for anybody who works with people who have suffered from abuse or trauma. The course could be used as a piece of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for a counsellor or care giver.


There are no formal requirements for this course.

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