Toxic Stress and Trauma in Young Children – subsidised workshops

A workshop on the neurobiology of relationships and repair for Early Years Professionals in Victoria

Trauma is the emotional, psychological and physiological residue left over from heightened levels of toxic stress that accompanies experiences of danger, violence, significant loss and life threatening events.

Young children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of trauma because of their developmental immaturity.

The outcomes of more than two decades of research have demonstrated remarkable insights into how trauma shapes and reshapes early childhood development. This knowledge base has become a primary explanatory framework for understanding and responding to the needs of children affected by abuse and family violence.

The Australian Childhood Foundation has established a partnership with the Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies in recognition of the increasing numbers of children who are presenting in early childhood services having experienced trauma. The innovative project will provide low cost training across Victoria to early childhood professionals seeking opportunities to build their knowledge and skills in this vital area of practice.

Experienced trainers will run a total of 18 workshops in regional and metropolitan Victoria in 2015-2016. The training is limited only to Early Childhood Professionals.

The workshops are being held all over Victoria including Ballarat, Bendigo, Healesville, Warnambool, Frankston, Swan Hill, Mill Park, Dandenong, Melton, Melbourne, Wangaratta, Sale, Werribee, Geelong, Ringwood, Shepparton and Darebin.

Cost:      $55.00     Each workshop runs for 3.5 hours

Each half day session is designed to examine the most recent research on the impact of trauma on brain development, provide a framework for understanding the consequences of toxic stress on children’s cognitive, social and emotional development and explore implications for practice in early childhood settings.

Only limited places are available for each workshop. So book and pay early to avoid disappointment.

For more information and to book online click here