Holding Firm - Trauma informed youth justice practice

Learn to understand and use brain-based trauma-informed practice in youth justice, including custodial and community corrections services. 

 
Youth justice systems across Australia are grappling with balancing their role in supporting young people with meeting community expectations about managing and responding to their behaviour.  The evidence is clear that the majority of children and young people in youth justice settings have experienced forms of complex and/or developmental trauma. As such, trauma informed approaches have significant validity in both custodial and community services.  In particular, youth justice services can be critical in providing a unique opportunity for the implementation of trauma informed interventions that are grounded in principles of consistency and predictability.

This workshop provides an overview of the research regarding the neurobiology of developmental trauma and applies principles and strategies specific to responding within youth justice contexts. 

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

 
  • Enhance their understanding of neurobiology and the impacts of trauma from abuse, violence or neglect on development,
  • Specifically explore adolescent brain development and its relevance to young people accessing youth justice services,
  • Explore specific strategies and implementation considerations based on trauma informed practice that are contextualised to youth justice,
  • Consider and address some of the challenges to implementing trauma informed approaches within custodial and community services, and
  • Ensure a staff wellbeing approach is included in a trauma informed practice model.
 

 

Target Audience

 
The session is relevant for both staff and leadership of youth justice services.

 

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
Holding Firm - Trauma informed youth justice practice 19 March 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Hobart venue TBC $165.00
Holding Firm - Trauma informed youth justice practice 21 April 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Brisbane Venue TBC $165.00
Holding Firm - Trauma informed youth justice practice 14 May 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm 253 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000 $165.00
Holding Firm - Trauma informed youth justice practice 23 June 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Unit 20, 82 Nightcliff Road, Nightcliff NT 0810 $165.00
Holding Firm - Trauma informed youth justice practice 2 July 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Sydney venue TBC $165.00
Holding Firm - Trauma informed youth justice practice 22 September 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Level 1, 675 Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067 $165.00
Holding Firm - Trauma informed youth justice practice 27 October 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm East Perth TBC $165.00
Holding Firm - Trauma informed youth justice practice 5 November 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Canberra Venue TBC $165.00

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

 

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