Thu, 03 Dec|
Supporting Behaviour with Trauma Informed Care - Online Workshop *New Time 10am - 12pm
03 Dec 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
About the Event
Supporting Behaviour with Trauma Informed Care
Facilitated by Emily McKenna
In Outside School Hours Care, we provide care for children and families from diverse backgrounds some of which may include traumatic experiences. Exposure to trauma has significant implications for children during crucial developmental years. While there is limited data on the prevalence of trauma in Australia, several studies suggest that between 57%-75% of Australians will experience a potentially traumatic event across their life. International studies estimate that 62%-68% of young people will be exposed to at least one traumatic event by the age of 17.
Given these statistics, it is likely that children in our care may have experienced multiple adverse experiences that we are not made aware of. These children may present with a range of complex behaviours related to these prior experiences, which to date may never have been linked to their exposure to trauma. As a result, they may face a response that is at best ineffective or worse, potentially re-traumatising.
Trauma informed care is a framework that is based on the knowledge and understanding of how trauma affects people’s lives. This session will support participants to;
- grow their understanding of trauma
- Identify the potential impacts of trauma for children
- Consider approaches to supporting and responding to children who have experienced trauma
Registration cost is per attendee. Members prices apply to services who are a member of their state or territory's peak body.
Non Members Registration