Childhood Trauma: Finding a Way Through

USD $64.99

Trauma can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. Children with trauma can present significant challenges, and they often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them.
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Has your child or a child you are supporting experienced physical or sexual abuse? Exposed to the foster care system? Suffered through a tragic event? Experienced neglect? Witnessed or experienced violence? Endured extreme bullying? Or been impacted by a high-conflict divorce?

Trauma can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. Children with trauma can present significant challenges, and they often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them.

During this course we will explore the impact of trauma on neurological development and how this presents in children’s behaviours. The impact on the attachment system will also be examined, as will the role of relationship in healing and growth. Strategies to support children following experiences of trauma will be presented, giving attendees concrete ways in which they can support the children in their lives and care for themselves.

This course aims to offer practical information to caregivers and professionals on why certain behaviours may be present, and how they can support their children in moving towards growth and healing.

This evidence-based course is taught by Registered Child Psychologist, Tammy Schamuhn, M.Sc, B.Ed., RPT-S, who specializes in childhood anxiety and trauma (Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology) who is also a former elementary teacher, and mother of three.


  • Examine the impact of trauma on neurological development
  • Explore the impact of trauma on attachment systems and relational patterns
  • Foster a greater understanding of behavioural patterns commonly associated with traumatic experiences.
  • Develop tools and strategies to support the children impacted by trauma
  • Learn about appropriate treatment options available based on the type of trauma a child has experienced and the timing of the incident
  • Highlight the importance of self-care for those who are supporting children that have experiences of trauma



  • TOOLBOX: Learn over 30+ strategies to help a child emotionally regulate and ground
  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION with 6.5 instructional hours endorsed by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
  • RESOURCES: Access to several mental health and parenting resources
  • SUPPORT:​ Access to the instructors who teach each course should any questions arise.
  • HELP ON DEMAND: Access to the instructor via email at any time.
  • SELF PACED STUDY: No timeline for completion of the course.

This course is appropriate for parents, educators, child care professionals, caregivers, and mental health professionals.

All courses offered by ICP are for individual use only. Using them for corporate/group training, or shared purposes are a violation of copyright law. Furthermore, all products/services provided by the Institute of Child Pyschology, along with all workshop materials, are strictly for educational purposes only and cannot be categorized as psychological or mental health services.

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9 reviews for Childhood Trauma: Finding a Way Through

  1. Anonymous (Victoria, BC)

    The quality and quality of information was so useful. Tammy (has an) ability to make a difficult topic like childhood trauma as easy to digest as possible.

  2. Nicky Khan

    This course explained to me, in a literal sense, what trauma is; therefore, I can connect with others from a less emotional stance when discussing it. When talking to people with trauma, often fewer words are better

  3. Anonymous (Winnipeg, MB)

    Thank you for offering this course. I felt like it tied up some loose ends and gave me more perspective on my life. For that, I will be forever grateful.

  4. Quinn C.

    The points were explained with enthusiasm in great detail. I felt that the instructor was very relatable as a parent/caregiver, as well as a professional. And aside from all the great info we received from the course, we also left with a ton of extra links and lists of authors to look into.

  5. K.L

    It was very helpful to understand the perspective from the child and how something can trigger an emotion that you may not even realize and how trauma can carry forward into adult years.

  6. A.P

    What was most helpful for me was the instructor’s explanations. The way the material was presented was very easy to understand. Things that may have been confusing she broke down, so anyone can understand.

  7. Lori Renton

    I loved the sincere, authentic, engaging, honest and powerful messages. It was real and enlightening.

  8. Anonymous

    I found a part of me that was lost nearly 40 years

  9. Linda Osinchuk

    The course content was relayed in a relatable way. I loved the practical examples given, the videos that expanded on the information, and the instructor’s warm, enthusiastic presentation style.

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CERTIFICATE: Childhood Trauma


6.5 Hours



Age Group

3-17 Years Old

Instructor Information

Tammy Schamuhn

Tammy Schamuhn is a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology. She has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alberta and practiced as an Elementary Teacher in Canada before going on to do her Masters degree in Psychology. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres where she and her team treat children, adolescents, and their families through the use of a variety of types of therapies. Her clinic also utilized animals in their practice, as Tammy has developed a canine-assisted and equine-assisted therapy programs for treating children and teens. Furthermore, she also runs an extensive clinical internship program at her clinic where she trains masters-level interns who are training to become child psychologists, and provides clinical supervision to newly licensed provisional psychologists in the province of Alberta. She approaches her clinical and consultative work with parents and professionals with an attachment and neurobiological lens: all of her work is based on the neurology of the brain and how attachment is integral to adaptive functioning of both children and adults.