Working with Children Impacted by Family and Domestic Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach - Workshop #2
To learn more about day one please visit this link: https://bit.ly/2oJJy9L
Do you want to feel more confident working with children who have lived through domestic violence?
If you want to ensure that you are working in a way that does not further traumatise the child, then this is the course for you.
This interactive and experiential workshop is for anyone who is familiar with the dynamics of domestic violence and would like to enhance their skills in working with their children who have experienced domestic and family violence.
Domestic Violence interferes with key developmental tasks. The resilience of the human brain, nervous system and body enables survival. Often the tools of survival are the behaviours that interfere with life. Children who have lived through violence in their homes, these children rarely feel safe.
When a child encounters a worker who is able to work from a trauma informed perspective, the child may be supported in a way that will make a significant difference to the child’s world.
A key component to being trauma informed is to understand that behaviour is an adaptation to the child’s lived experience rather than a malfunction of the child’s personality.
This workshop will utilise current and evidence-based approaches to working with children who have lived through the trauma of violence in their home lives. You will learn ways to implement care from a trauma-informed perspective.
A number of different approaches will be explored, including creative therapies and narrative therapy. The stress responses to trauma will be discussed with an opportunity to explore mechanisms that support reducing the arousal of the stress response system.
DAY 2: Wednesday 14 November 2018
The second day of this course is for people who provide direct, ongoing support to children who have experienced domestic violence.
This workshop requires an understanding of the key principles of a trauma informed approach when working with children affected by domestic violence.
A knowledge of how children respond to trauma and how trauma affects child development is critical.
This experiential workshop will utilise current and evidence-based approaches to working with children who have lived through the trauma of violence in their home lives.
You will learn ways to implement care from a trauma-informed perspective including strategies for incorporating play, art, strength-based and narrative approaches.
Morning tea and lunch provided. Please advise of special dietary needs, or other needs when you register online.
To learn more about this event and to register please visit this link:
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Trauma Informed Practice
Evidence Based Approaches
Trauma Informed Perspective