Trauma Responsive Practice in Education

Trauma Responsive Practice in Education is an online training program developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation and the Government of South Australia. Drawing on the latest research regarding abuse related trauma, the training was originally designed for professionals who work in schools and early year settings, however it is highly applicable to foster and kinship carers and other professionals working in child protection.

This online course provides an overview of the neurobiology of trauma as well as a framework for effectively responding to children and young people who have experienced trauma.  This foundational knowledge program looks at trauma responsive practice for children and young people as they learn and grow.  

Trauma Responsive Practice will teach you:

  • a summary of the knowledge and evidence base about trauma and its impact on child development
  • principles of trauma responsive practice
  • creative and practical strategies that support the recovery of children and young people from trauma
  • how to make sure that risks to children and young people are considered within trauma responsive practice
  • ways to collaborate with others to maximise the impact of the support provided to vulnerable children and young people

Information for trainers and participants

  • To register, go to the Trauma Responsive Practice in Education program webpage.
  • The program can be accessed for a fee of $33.00, once paid you can start learning immediately.
  • The program is made up of eleven self-paced modules, as it is self-paced you can complete it at anytime that is suitable for you.
  • Once a you have registered, you can login at any time with your email address and password.

Please contact your Foster and Kinship care support agency if you are interested in undertaking this training to discuss fee suport.