SMART Schools: Supporting vulnerable students
Making space for learning in educational settings where children are affected by trauma, abuse and neglect.
SMART (Strategies for Managing Abuse Related Trauma) in school communities has a proven track record of supporting and developing education professionals skills and confidence in working with our most vulnerable students.
As educators we consistently work with children and young people who are managing the effects of their trauma in the everyday. Often we are the most consistent adults in their lives. We have the opportunity to support and promote healing through the way we develop relationships, the way we engage children and young people in their learning and through effective intervention in the Education environment. In order to be supported to provide this vital role it is important to seek skills and strategies to ensure we can provide the most effective intervention within the context of our roles. To do this we need support, theory, strategies and practice. Utilising the knowledge of over 10 years experience in working with Education Departments across the country we can support your professional needs.
Below you will find examples of the work the Australian Childhood Foundation do and the supports and learning we provide to educators and education systems across the country: