Trauma and Attachment in Young People - Free for Accredited Foster Carers
Trauma and Attachment in Young People – A Therapeutic Response
"This training session has 'stayed with me'. It has helped me immensely, being grounded in neuropsych 'cause and effect' research and delivered by an inspiring, practical presenter too. Bravo!"
Kate D. - Foster Carer
This workshop provides a range of practical tools and strategies for responding to traumatised children. The workshop is free for accredited foster carers from any organisation. Other professionals have a heavily discounted price of $90.00. Light lunch and refreshments provided.
The Trauma and Attachment training aims to provide carers and staff with an in depth understanding of:
- how a child’s exposure to complex trauma and poor attachment relationships impacts on different areas of their functioning
- how to respond to challenging behaviours in a therapeutic way that assists children to heal from previous trauma & neglect and form positive relationships with their carers and supports.
Overview of Training
- Defining Trauma
- Basic Brain Anatomy
- Human Response to threat
- Neurobiology of Trauma
- Impact of Trauma on Long Term Functioning
- Defining Attachment
- Attunement and shame
- Emotional neglect
- Impact of Disrupted Attachment on Long Term Functioning
Impact on Behaviour
- How do traumatised children behave?
- Pathways to explosive behaviour
- Working Memory
- Cognitive Flexibility
- Affect Dysregulation
- Social Functioning
Strategies for Responding to Traumatised Children
- Facilitating Attachment through Relationship Based Practices (Dan Hughes)
- Changing the brain using the Neuro-sequential Model of Therapeutics (Bruce Perry)
- Developing cognitive skills using the Collaborative Problem Solving (Green & Ablon)
- Solution Focused Practice
Responding to Escalated Young People
- Pro-active Strategies
- Situational Strategies
- Reflective Strategies
- What works for you? – Sharing Strategies and Practice Wisdom
The facilitator is the psychologist Trent Savill. Trent has over 12 years of experience working with complex and high-risk young people in the child-protection system. He provides consultancy to the Department of Communities (Child Safety) and the non-government sector through intensive in-home therapy to children and families, training to carers and professionals, and coordination of residential care programs.
Trent’s primary role now involves consulting with the Department and other agencies around their most complex cases and delivering training around the provision of therapeutic care (Understanding and Responding to Complex Trauma and Attachment).
More info: Alex Spengler - CASPA Community Engagement and Media
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