A Professional Community
Welcome to the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Professional Community. We’re glad you’re here!Learn More
About the Community
We are deeply committed to ensuring that approaches that are drawn from and translate critical areas of knowledge and evidence, in particular, the neuroscience of trauma and attachment, cultural wisdom and research about what works. For almost 20 years, we have joined you in forming a community of professionals that share a similar view about the value of such knowledge to a range of sectors involved with children and young people.
Like you, we believe that children benefit when those who work with them are well resourced. That is why we offer opportunities to professionals to connect with us and each other in order to learn, build evidence, interpret knowledge, partner with us to transform practice and be inspired to continue to evolve the services that vulnerable children, young people and their carers and families need.
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Training and Development OpportunitiesView All
10462NAT Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma
A course designed for professionals, by professionals in the child trauma field. Learn about the impacts of trauma on development, models of intervention, assessment and systems for support.
Making Space for Learning: Trauma Sensitive Practice in Schools
The goal is to enhance the capacity of schools to meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced trauma, significant disruption and disadvantage.
Bringing Up Great Kids: Foundational Workshops for Facilitators
This practical one day workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn how to successfully establish and run the Bringing Up Great Kids Parenting Program.
What are the overarching principles underpinning our practice with children and families?Learn More
We believe that safety is an intrinsic right that can never be diminished.
We believe that wisdom about child development is at the core of effective practice.
We believe that loving, secure and strong relationships hold the essential resources that children and young people need.
We believe that the nature of children’s experience of violence sets the parameters for how they give meaning to it.
We believe that children and young people’s experience of culture is the way they know their place in their family, their family and their community.
We believe that knowledge drawn from interpersonal neurobiology is a critical lens through which support for children, families and communities needs to be framed.
The Australian Childhood Foundation acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians and owners of this land and waters. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and to the children who are their leaders of tomorrow. We acknowledge their history and living culture and the many thousands of years in which they have raised their children to be safe and strong.