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Healing Relational Trauma Through Play

Healing Relational Trauma Through Play

Introduction

This online interactive workshop will start to explore the important role of play in supporting children affected by relational trauma and the importance of safe relationships to support healing. Play is a neural exercise that supports this process, offering children repetitive experiences in an environment of safety.

Early childhood educators have an important role in supporting healing through intentional play. The aim is to support children to turn off overactive defence mechanisms in order to promote mobilisation (play) and social engagement.

Our Trainers:
All training sessions delivered by the Australian Childhood Foundation are facilitated by members of our therapeutic services, parenting and early years program. These staff members are qualified and experienced professionals that are engaging in trauma-informed practice with children, young people and families.

Detailed Costs:
$214.50 per person, per session (plus 1.6% credit card surcharge)

Registrations require payment in order to confirm your place in the workshop. If payment is made by credit card at time of registration your place is guaranteed in the workshop you have registered for; if you pay by invoice you have a tentative registration until payment is received. All invoices MUST be paid for prior to the workshop date. NB: If the workshop becomes fully booked before your payment is made, your tentative booking will be cancelled.

Targeted Audience

This workshop will benefit early childhood professionals interested in understanding the healing qualities of play for children affected by relational trauma. Some knowledge about relational trauma would be useful

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • We will consider how healing can be supported by:
  • Being interested and supportive of a child’s play which helps them to feel connected, valued and accepted.
  • Helping children to be connected to family, community and culture which is very important and can easily be done through play experiences.
  • Providing safe, stimulating and repetitive play experiences that are supporting the rewiring of the brain
  • Assisting children to find something they really love which helps to build their sense of self.
  • Helping children to find meaning in their play which will promote a positive self-image which in turn promotes hope

Learning Methods

Online delivery (virtual classroom)

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Cost
Healing Relational Trauma Through Play 1 March 2023 08:30 am – 12:00 pm Virtual Classroom $214.50
Healing Relational Trauma Through Play 4 May 2023 03:00 pm – 06:30 pm Virtual Classroom $214.50
Healing Relational Trauma Through Play 18 July 2023 08:30 am – 12:00 pm Virtual Classroom $214.50
Healing Relational Trauma Through Play 11 August 2023 03:00 pm – 06:30 pm Virtual Classroom $214.50
Healing Relational Trauma Through Play 11 September 2023 03:00 pm – 06:30 pm Virtual Classroom $214.50