Trauma and young children – a caring approach was a six-month project initiated to design, deliver and evaluate a suite of professional development activities and training resources for early educators working with young children (0–8 years) across north-east Victoria and produce a community/hospital waiting room DVD showcasing opportunities for parents and carers to help their children learn. 

 

The project responded to an identified need to better equip educators and caregivers to provide a positive environment for children with trauma to learn, play and thrive. It provided early childhood educators with access to the expertise of international, national and local experts in the impact of child trauma on learning and development, and occasions to establish a shared understanding of best practice.