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Trauma and Young Children – a caring approach

Trauma and young children – a caring approach offers an opportunity for educators to access international, national and local expertise in working with children (0-8) with trauma and an opportunity to establish a shared understanding of best practice.

77 hours of face-to-face professional development has been developed, 15 self-paced learning modules including five hours of presentations from local, national and international presenters and a literature review.

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Trauma and Young Children – a caring approach was funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

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Professional Development Resources

Self-paced learning modules Study Guide Presentation
Gregory Nicolau: From Surviving to Thriving – the impact of childhood abuse and trauma on a child's ability to grow physically, psychologically and spiritually download link
George Habib: What can I do, I'm only an educator? Therapeutic interventions in working with maltreatment download link
Robyn Miller: Working with children and families recovering form trauma involved in the child protection system download link
Dave Zeigler: Understanding very troubled children - Achieving Success with Impossible Children download link
Sandra's story download link
Megan and Tom's story download link
Developing strategies for working with young children with trauma download  
Applying Practice Principle 1 - Family-Centred Practice when working with young children with trauma download  
Applying Practice Principle 2 - Partnerships with Professionals when working with young children with trauma download  
Applying Practice Principle 3 - High Expectations for Every Child when working with young children with trauma download  
Applying Practice Principle 4 - Equity and Diversity when working with young children with trauma download  
Applying Practice Principle 5 - Respectful Relationships and Responsive Engagement when working with young children with trauma download  
Applying Practice Principle 6 - Integrated Teaching and Learning Approaches when working with young children with trauma download  
Applying Practice Principle 7 - Assessment for Learning and Development when working with young children with trauma download  
Applying Practice Principle 8 - Reflective Practice when working with young children with trauma download  

 

Toolbox talks: 3 X 20 – 30 minute presentations for staff meetings and short professional development programs  
Facilitators guide download
Toolbox Talk 1 − The impact of trauma on young children - PowerPoint download
Toolbox Talk 2 − Risk factor identification for young children with trauma - PowerPoint download
Toolbox Talk 3 – Using relationship-based practice when working with young children with trauma - PowerPoint download

 

Literature Reviews  
A trauma sensitive approach for children aged 0-8 years download
The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children: A Literature Review download


Professional Development Modules: 3 X 5-6 hour face-to-face modules  
Facilitator Guide download
Module 1 Young Children and Trauma - PowerPoint download
Module 2 Developing and implementing strategies - PowerPoint download
Module 3 Risks, resiliency, support and care - PowerPoint download


Applying the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework Practice Principles:
8 X 6 hour face-to face modules
 
Facilitator Guide – Applying the Practice Principles download
1. Family-Centred Practice  
PowerPoint download
Participant Workbook download
2. Partnerships with Professionals  
PowerPoint download
Participant Workbook download
3. High Expectations for Every Child  
PowerPoint download
Participant Workbook download
4. Equity and Diversity  
PowerPoint download
Participant Workbook download
5. Respectful Relationships and Responsive Engagement  
PowerPoint download
Participant Workbook download
6. Integrated Teaching and Learning Approaches  
PowerPoint download
Participant Workbook download
7. Assessment for Learning and Development  
PowerPoint download
Participant Workbook download
8. Reflective Practice  
PowerPoint download
Participant Workbook download


Artwork for folder  
Large cover for insert in front of folder download
Inside cover page download
Spine for folder download
Tabbed dividers for folder download

 

Artwork for DVD  
DVD download


Additional Resources

Whilst the above resources were being developed, the Benevolent Society were developing resources. Their DVD training package is now available.
 
From Surviving to Thriving: understanding and helping children experiencing family violence.

This resource complements Trauma and young children - a caring approach and we encourage you to access this information.

 

Other Activities that were carried out during the project development in 2012

Launch Dinner

Dr Sonia SharpThe launch of the project was held on Wednesday 7th November. Principals, managers and representatives of the early childhood sector were invited to learn about the project.

Guest speaker, Dr Sonia Sharp, Deputy Secretary, Early Childhood Development Group, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development spoke about her experiences of children and how important it is the make a difference to each and every child and how this project will equip the north east to support these children to grow and learn.

Never give up on a child.

 

SeminarSeminar

Educators working with young children attended a seminar on Thursday 8th November presented by international expert on childhood trauma, Dr Dave Ziegler, Executive Director, Jasper Mountain Centre, Oregon − a residential treatment program, school, assessment and crisis centre for children under 13 years.

Examples you gave, Dave, were excellent made it easy to relate theory to practices.
I really appreciate the practical information given out today.


Professional Development Roll Out

Tuesday 20th in Wangaratta and Thursday 22nd November in Wodonga saw 58 professionals met to familiarise themselves with the professional development resources and to discuss opportunities for collaboration and implementation.

The most useful thing about today’s training rollout was: Seeing the package and how the material set-out – very user friendly.
Different strategies and ideas about how to facilitate the training.


One Day Conference

One Day ConferenceThree expert speakers brought best practice and a common understanding about working with young children with trauma to early childhood educators in north east Victoria during a one-day conference on Monday 10th September.

Gregory Nicolau, Director and Consultant Psychologist of Australian Childhood Trauma Group, George Habib, clinical psychologist and the Discipline Senor for Psychology at the Early in Life Mental Health Service at Southern Health and Robyn Miller, Principal Practitioner for the Child Protection and Family Services Branch at the Department of Human Services, Victoria presented three keynote addresses and workshops.

I felt as though I learnt something practical about dealing with children with trauma and about putting a plan in place.