Little Lions: training in trauma support

Train for Change trained the first team of Little Lions Childcoaching in trauma supportive working. Each month, the coaches of Little Lions receive a training for their professional development. This time the team received a practical training in how trauma works in the brain, what survival strategies children use, how triggers work, how you can recognize trauma in behavior, and most importantly; how the coaches can support the children that are going through a traumatic response. The little lions mental health coaches live in different townships surrounding cape town, and provide mental health workshops to children within their own community. Since many of the children participating in the workshops have experienced different kinds of trauma, it’s very valuable that the coaches learn how to best support the children they work with. To learn more about the work of Little Lions Childcoaching you can visit their website:

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