Making SPACE for Learning

Build your knowledge and confidence about neuroscience evidence and its application to the use of trauma sensitive principles and strategies in education environments.

 
The Australian Childhood Foundation has been working with schools across Australia for the past fifteen years with the aim of enhancing trauma sensitive practices for children and young people.  This work has enhanced the capacity of schools to meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced trauma, significant disruption and disadvantage.  Effectively meeting the needs of these students requires an understanding of the impact of their traumatic experiences on their emotional, psychological and behavioural functioning, which in turn impacts on their ability to learn and manage social relationships within the school environment.

This one day workshop provides an overview of the Making SPACE for Learning program and incorporates professional learning in the following areas:
  • The neurobiology and neurophysiology of complex relational and developmental trauma
  • How trauma impacts children and young people’s brain, body, memory, emotions, relationships, behaviour and capacity to learn
  • Responding to traumatised children and young people in the school setting
  • Exploring activities and strategies that can help heal the impacts of trauma to allow for improved behavioural and cognitive capacity for the children
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 who 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 the therapeutic reach of the organisation’s programs throughout each training program. 
 
 

Learning Outcomes

 
  • Develop an understanding of brain development through childhood and adolescence,
  • Understand the way that trauma affects children’s brain architecture and functioning,
  • Identify ways that trauma shapes children’s memory states, learning and cognitive capacities, behaviour, relationships and emotional experiences,
  • Develop creative approaches to enable children to communicate and begin to process their experiences of trauma,
  • Learn a variety of strategies to put to immediate use in the classroom to benefit all children, and
  • Ground their trauma sensitive practice in an overall wellbeing framework – for students and for staff.
 

 

Target Audience

 
The focus of this training is trauma informed practice in education settings and thus, is suitable for educators and other professionals working in and with schools and other education environments.

 

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
Making SPACE for Learning 8 August 2019 09:00 am - 03:30 pm Cliftons Brisbane Level 3, 288 Edwards Street, Brisbane QLD $352.00
Making SPACE for Learning 13 August 2019 09:00 am - 03:30 pm 253 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000(enter off Bailey Street) $352.00
Making SPACE for Learning 21 August 2019 09:00 am - 03:30 pm 188 Wellington Street, Launceston, TAS 7250 $352.00
Making SPACE for Learning 29 August 2019 09:00 am - 03:30 pm 7 Quay Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670 $352.00
Making SPACE for Learning 30 October 2019 08:30 am - 03:00 pm Unit 20, 82 Nightcliff Road, Nightcliff NT 0810 $352.00
Making SPACE for Learning 6 November 2019 09:00 am - 03:30 pm 189 Claisebrook Road, Perth WA 6000 $352.00

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