Working with problem sexual behaviour through a trauma lens

Learn about the relevance of the neuroscience of trauma in resourcing change for children and young people who engage in problem or harmful sexual behaviour in a range of settings including school, home and out of home care. 

 
Children and young people who have experienced trauma often display a wide range of behaviours that feel difficult to understand and challenging to effectively respond to.  One of the most challenging behavioural presentations encountered are problem sexual behaviours.  Drawing on the Australian Childhood Foundation’s extensive experience in working with children and young people with problem sexual and sexually harmful behaviours, this two-day workshop provides an in-depth analysis of the breadth and meaning of these behaviours as well as a clear framework for working with them and supporting the children and young people displaying this behavioural response pattern.  It also provides strategies for supporting those who support the children and young people by grounding all responses in a safety based framework.

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

 
  • Consider the social discourse regarding children’s sexualised behaviours,
  • Review the range of sexualised behaviours from expected to problematic to abusive,
  • Explore the neurobiology of trauma as it relates to problem sexual behaviours manifesting,
  • Implement specific strategies for managing problem sexual behaviours underpinned by a framework of safety,
  • Evaluate current practice and plan revised practice frameworks, and
  • Ensure a staff wellbeing focus is included in all implementation plans.
 

 

Target Audience

 
This workshop has relevance for all practitioners and supervisors who are wanting to enhance their knowledge and skills in effectively and supportively responding to children and young people displaying problem sexual behaviours.

 

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

 
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