Professional Development

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

How do you respond to children and young people who communicate their trauma experiences and distress through behaviours and emotions?

What do children and young people need for healing and recovery?

Here is your opportunity to 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. A deep dive into linguistics will unveil children’s underlying needs for safety and connection.  This workshop will focus on the adverse impacts of solely holding medical or behavioural paradigms for trauma and mental health without a critical perspective. You will also gain some exploration of implementing this paradigm shift into practice approaches; such as developing trauma specific plans for Care Networks to support practitioners, schools and caregivers in responding and holding a deeper understanding of the child’s attachment and trauma based needs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Insight into how current systems, structures and approaches pathologise and medicalise trauma for children and young people;
  • Appreciate the significance of language and its impact in working with children and young people who have experienced harm, oppression and trauma;
  • Develop skills in identifying and assessing function of behaviours and presentations for children and young people whilst formulating their needs from a trauma and attachment informed approach, and
  • Build self-awareness skills for identifying our triggers as workers and explore this.

REGISTER NOW! PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO ENSURE THAT YOU EXPERIENCE A HIGH LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT AND INTERACTIVITY.

Who should attend this workshop?

TEI funded and all other community services

Trainer

Ashley Gobeil is a Clinical Social worker and child and family therapist who has a master’s in social health & Counselling and a Master of Social Work Qualifying. Ashley has been working with children and young people for the past 12 years in contexts such as childcare, youth residential care, domestic and family violence, family dispute resolution, and child abuse and neglect. Ashley’s therapeutic positions in NGO settings have provided her with great understanding of complex trauma & neurobiology, attachment theories, anxiety and depression, gendered violence, family law, group work, and art and play therapy.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email info@leadpda.org.au

Code: NP2340

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Online Workshop

Date

Thursday 05 August 2021
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Time

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

More Info

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Online Workshop

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

  • Member: $45.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $59.95 + GST

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