Professional Development

Using Trauma Specific Language & Approaches when Working with Children and Young People

This interactive eLearning course will engage TEI practitioners into critical reflection of how current systems and approaches pathologise children and may discount children’s experiences of abuse, neglect, and suffering.

This medicalisation of trauma and behaviour can cause us to overlook what children need for healing and recovery.  This course will explore the adverse impacts of solely holding medical or behavioural paradigms for trauma and mental health without a critical perspective.

The content will also focus on taking a dive into linguistics and will unveil children’s underlying needs for safety and connection.

Learning Outcomes

This self-paced (60 Minutes) eLearning Course will enable you to:

  • Learn critical reflection skills on how current systems, structures and approaches pathologise and medicalise trauma for children and young people.
  • Increase your awareness of the significance of language and its impact when working with children and young people who have experienced harm, oppression and trauma.
  • Develop skills in identifying and assessing This eLearning course will engage TEI practitioners into critical reflection of how current systems and approaches pathologise children and may discount children’s experiences of abuse, neglect, and suffering.
  • Build self-awareness skills for identifying our triggers as workers and explore this.

Target Audience 

The Target Audience for this course is all practitioners supporting vulnerable and at-risk children and their families. It is especially relevant to workers in Service Providers who are funded by the Department of Communities and Justice, under the Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) program.

eLearning Course

Date

Monday 14 June 2021 - Friday 30 June 2023
Ongoing...

Time

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Location

On-demand Learning

Cost

  • Member: $18.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $30.00 + GST
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