Professional Development

Symposium: “It’s not what you do, It’s the difference you make!”

Join your colleagues and peers as we return to live COVID-safe workshops,

with TWO of our most popular facilitators:


Mary Jo McVeigh and Angharad Candlin!

  Mary Jo McVeigh OAM

BSSc (Hons), MSW, PhD candidate

CEO and Founder Cara House


Angharad Candlin


Catholic Care Practice Manager

Parent Education

Engage in a critical  reflexive discussion of bio-medical model of human suffering in relation to children and young people and   the bio-political world of trauma intervention. Using a child rights model you will problematise the epistemic silencing of children and young people and look to a liberation model of intervention.

Explore the neurobiology of trauma and learn practical skills to work with clients who have a trauma history.  Participants will have an opportunity to understand what can get in the way of working effectively with children and adults who have a trauma history and how they can work effectively with the system around these families such as Community Organisations and Schools.

 Participate in our interactive Q&A session, meet our Aboriginal Workforce Development Coordinator, gain an understanding of  creating an ‘outcome-focussed workplace culture’ and catch up with colleagues and peers from across our district.

  Special Guest: Claudia Vianello,
Director Commissioning & Planning DCJ, WSNBM

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge in a bio-political framework in working with children and young people who have experienced trauma;
  • Increased understanding of the presence of epistemic silencing of children and young people and the impact of their healing form the effects of trauma;
  • Increased ability to engage with children and young people in a bio-political framework to enhance outcome based practice;
  • Increased knowledge about the neuroscience of trauma, and
  • Increased understanding in how to work effectively with clients who have experienced trauma.

Who should attend this workshop?

All Frontline Workers and Managers working in TEI sector.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: WS2185

Click here to download the flyer

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Face-2-Face Workshop


Wednesday 28 April 2021


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

More Info



Face-2-Face Workshop


WEST HQ at Rooty Hill RSL
33 Railway St, Rooty Hill NSW 2766


  • Member: $85.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $140.00 + GST

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