Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma

Learn about the neuroscience principles and strategies that constitute effective practice with children, young people and their network of relationships.

 
This reconfigured and updated workshop provides a foundational understanding of complex developmental trauma and the application of this knowledge framework to work across multiple contexts supporting infants, children, young people and families.  It is grounded in the most recent evidence from neuroscience.

Abuse related trauma has a significant impact on the developing brain. It can result in children experiencing significant difficulties regulating their emotions, adapting their behaviour and being attuned to social exchanges. This can lead to a fundamental challenge for children to experience safety and engage in relational exchanges that support them.  Integrating systems of protection, care and therapeutic intervention provide traumatised children with safety, predictability and the platform for changing their developmental trajectory.

The workshop explores the implications for framing trauma informed practice as well as provide specific and practical strategies for promoting recovery for children and young people who have experienced relationally based trauma.

It integrates insights from the major trauma theorists, researchers and practitioners into an effective framework that will deepen participant knowledge, confidence and skills.
 
 
 

Learning Outcomes

 
  • Learn in detail about brain/body development through childhood and adolescence,
  • Understand the ways that trauma shapes children and young people’s states, needs and experiences,
  • Develop creative approaches to enable children and young people to communicate and transform their experiences of trauma,
  • Identify evidence based practice strategies for working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and the important relationships in their lives, an
  • Build approaches that resource change across all environments in which children and young people live, learn and relate
 

 

Target Audience

 
This workshop is the recommended or prerequisite course for many other sessions facilitated by the Australian Childhood Foundation.

 

Our Trainers

All training sessions delivered by the Australian Childhood Foundation are facilitated by members of our therapeutic services and professional education services teams. These staff members are qualified and experienced professionals that are engaging in trauma-informed practice with children, young people and families across Australia. Training team members draw on their practice wisdom and current experiences to contextualise the training content to practice challenges and successes.  They are able to link the theory and research to improved outcomes.  

Learning Methods

 
Face-to-face
 

 

Upcoming Workshops

 
Name Date Time Location Cost
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 11th and 12th February 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm 253 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000(enter off Bailey Street) $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 12th and 13th February 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Level 1, 675 Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067 $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 18th and 19th February 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Sydney TBC $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 19th and 20th February 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Canberra Venue TBC $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 20th and 21st February 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm 189 Claisebrook Road, Perth WA 6000 $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 25th and 26th February 2020 08:30 am - 03:00 pm Unit 20, 82 Nightcliff Road, Nightcliff NT 0810 $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 26th and 27th February 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Brisbane TBC $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 27th and 28th February 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Hobart TBC $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 29th and 30th September 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Level 1, 675 Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067 $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 30th September and 1st October 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Sydney- Venue TBC $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 6th and 7th October 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm 253 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000 $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 13th and 14th October 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Units 1 & 2, 15 Leichardt Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870 $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 14th and 15th October 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Brisbane Venue TBC $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 20th and 21st October 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm 189 Claisebrook Road, Perth WA 6000 $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 21st and 22nd October 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Hobart venue TBC $330.00
Understanding the neurobiology of complex trauma 27th and 28th October 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Canberra Venue TBC $330.00

All credit card payments will receive a surcharge of 1.6% per transaction.  

 

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