Working With Infant Trauma in Early Years Settings

These webinars are vital CPD for all TISUK practitioners, schools and organisations.



Traumas of Omission:
(Part One & Part Two - purchase together):
£34 for 30 Day Subscription
Traumas of Commission:
Part Three
£28 for 30 Day Subscription

Running times
Traumas of Omission: Part One - 1 hr 34 mins
Traumas of Omission: Part Two - 1 hr 11 mins
Traumas of Commission: Part Three - 1 hr 52 mins

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Part One





Part Two



Part Three



Traumas of Omission

In the home environment the infant has missed out on sufficient relational experiences in one or more of the following categories. Without intervention, traumas of omission adversely affect the infant’s emotional, cognitive and social development and long term physical and mental health. So in this webinar we will address presenting symptoms, prevention and intervention.


Part One

  • Conversational turns: Key for language development and learning
  • Caring comforting interactions that optimally activate positive arousal neurochemicals: Key for the capacity to feel contentment, to love in peace and to have felt-sense of all is well in my world
  • Interactions that establish self-esteem: Key for confidence, resilience and self-compassion
  • Affect attunement: Key for social intelligence and capacity to develop fulfilling friendships


Part Two

  • Interactions that establish calm: Key for the capacity to feel calm, at ease, and enjoy physical good health, quality of life and longevity
  • Social joy and optimal activation of the brain’s PLAY and SEEKING systems: Key for love of life and friendships, passion for learning and energised engagement in the world
  • Mental state talk: Key for long term mental health and self-awareness


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Part Three

In the home environment the infant has experienced one or more of the following traumas which, without intervention from early years practitioners can adversely affect their emotional, social and cognitive development and long term physical and mental health. So in this webinar we will address presenting symptoms, prevention and intervention.

  • Separation trauma
  • The trauma of the still face
  • The trauma of a parent’s unprocessed trauma
  • The trauma of shaming discipline
  • The trauma of witnessing or being a victim of violence
  • The trauma of living with a frightening parent

About Dr Margot Sunderland 

Dr Margot Sunderland is Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London, Co-Director of Trauma Informed Schools UK, Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University, Senior Associate Member of the Royal College of Medicine, Child Psychotherapist and qualified teacher. She was also a member of the Early Years Commission, Centre for Social Justice, Westminster and co-author of the Cross-party Advisory Report ‘The Next Generation’ (early years intervention). She has produced two DVDs on Child Development, one entitled ‘Communication Skills and Attachment Play: The First Five Years’ (Redshark TV).

Margot is also author of over 20 books in the field of child mental health, which collectively have been translated into 18 languages and published in 24 countries. Her internationally acclaimed book, ‘What Every Parent Needs to Know/The Science of Parenting’ won a First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards and has been voted as one of the best brain books of our time by The Dana Foundation. Dr Sunderland has been studying the neuroscience and psychology of adult-child relationships (meta-analysis) for over 20 years.