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The Training Calendar is divided into seminars that build core knowledge, workshops that translate knowledge into skills and workshops that enhance that foundational knowledge.

 


Core Knowledge Seminars

This seminar provides the foundational frameworks for understanding the neurobiology of trauma and its implications for children. Attendance at these seminars is usually a prerequisite for participation in more advanced learning opportunities. If you have already taken part in previous workshops run by the Foundation over the past four years, you may already qualify for advanced level seminars and workshops. All you have to do is email us to discuss whether or not you need to take part in a core knowledge seminar. Of course, you are welcome to attend a core knowledge seminar again if you want to strengthen your understanding of key research evidence and concepts underpinning trauma-based intervention with children, young people and families.

 


International Speaker Seminars

These seminars are important opportunities to hear first hand from international leaders in the fields of abuse-related trauma, child protection, children’s rights and family intervention and support. The Foundation is committed to at least one international speak seminar tour annually.

 


Working with Infants

These seminars are presented for those working with infants aged 0 – 2 and the adults who care for them. The focus is on presenting the most up-to-date research evidence about a neurobiological understanding of traumatisation for infants as well as strategies and frameworks for effectively supporting them. The seminars also offer opportunities for participants to consider how to integrate the new knowledge into their work setting.

 


Working with Children

These seminars are very practice-oriented and aimed at participants who are predominantly working with children or would like to build their knowledge and skills in therapeutic work with children. Participants will examine and learn to use a range of tools and specific assessment and intervention strategies. Completion of a core knowledge seminar or equivalent is either highly recommended or a prerequisite for these seminars.


Working with Young People

These seminars focus on understanding and working with adolescents who have experienced abuse, violence or neglect. Some sessions may also include additional knowledge around a specific area of work with young people. The seminars often use case examples to reflect on key issues. Completion of a core knowledge seminar or equivalent is either highly recommended or a prerequisite for these seminars.

 


Working with Families

While it is acknowledged that all practitioners working with infants, children or young people will also work with families, this stream of seminars particularly focuses on the work of engaging and supporting families where abuse or violence has been experienced. These seminars focus on relationally-based interventions and consider issues in planning and implementing case plans that aim to resource families. Completion of a core knowledge seminar or equivalent is either highly recommended or a prerequisite for these seminars.

 


Working in Out-of-Home Care

These seminars draw on the experience of the training team of the Foundation in developing and implementing therapeutic models of out-of-home care. Different out- of-home care contexts are explored in this stream of seminars and all incorporate specific case examples from current practice in therapeutic care. Completion of a core knowledge seminar or equivalent is either highly recommended or a prerequisite for these seminars.

 


Working with Systems

No training framework is complete without considering the impact of the work with traumatised clients on practitioners. This stream of seminars identifies key areas for professionals to consider and explore in the context of their own work. This includes individual, organisational and systemic contexts for considering work with infants, children, young people and families where trauma has occurred. Completion of a core knowledge seminar or equivalent is either highly recommended or a prerequisite for these seminars.

 


Vocational Training Courses

These are extensive training programs that give participants an opportunity to increase and enhance their knowledge and practice in the context of attaining a nationally accredited qualification. This stream of learning also incorporates the new training program offered by the Sensorimotor Institute (USA) in partnership with the Australian Childhood Foundation.