Professional Education Services

Add skills, knowledge, and qualifications to your practice

Making ongoing professional development simple

Build your knowledge, extend your skills


You know that all of us at the Foundation actively work to translate the ever evolving evidence about the neuroscience of trauma, attachment and development into successful approaches to support the vulnerable children, young people and families. For 30 years, we have provided training opportunities for professionals across a range of disciplines, including mental health, child protection, family support, out of home care, family violence, education, youth justice and many others. We appreciate just how important it is to understand and apply the principles relevant to trauma responsive practice for children and young people affected by abuse, violence and neglect.

We also offer a lot more.  We run workshops about parenting and early years intervention – in particular you can learn to become a registered facilitator of our very popular Bringing Up Great Kids Program.  We have training about our specifically designed tools for supporting the participation of children and young people in service design feedback. And, don’t forget that we have practical workshops that use therapeutic tools that we have developed based on our extensive experience of working with traumatized children, young people and the important network of relationships around them. If you are looking to upgrade your qualifications, as an RTO, you can join the many practitioners who have enroll and completed our Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma – the only vocational course of its kind in Australia.

We have always made our training and resources as accessible to as many practitioners supporting vulnerable children, young people and families as possible. That is why our high quality training is more affordable than ever before.

It is the same great training that you have always come to expect from our therapeutic and training team.

In addition, when you train with us, you will know that any surplus we achieve is re-invested to support our direct work with traumatised children and young people and our research activities aimed at building a local knowledge base about effective practice.

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If there isn’t one scheduled near you, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

Join our Online Learning Community

Only have an hour and want to refresh your knowledge about trauma from some of the world’s leading trauma practitioners and authors? We have a range of recorded webinars with Dan Siegel, Dan Hughes, Christine Courtois, Steve Porges, Judy Atkinson, Gabor Mate and many more. Join our Online Learning Community with a free one-month trial and start your learning today.

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Trauma Responsive Practice in Education - Online Training

Trauma Responsive Practice in Education brings together our experience over the past 20 years in training and supporting teachers, other school personnel and early years professionals to engage in trauma responsive practice with vulnerable children and young people in a range of settings. The training is self-paced and includes knowledge checks to support your learning.

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Transform Video Streaming Service

A library of some of the world’s thought leaders, researchers and practitioners in the field of trauma, attachment, neuroscience and therapeutic approaches with children, young people and families.

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Add a Qualification to Your Resume

We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 22094).

Our accredited courses are developed by professionals in the field, for professionals in the field. We help you develop your skillset and update your resume.

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International Childhood Trauma Conference 2024

4 August - 9 August 2024
Melbourne Convention Centre

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Bringing Up Great Kids Parenting Programs

Programs and resources for professionals working with parents and families.

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