Nurturing connection and growth in children and young people affected by trauma

Experiences of trauma can influence how children learn, grow and develop. It can affect a child’s self-image and the ways in which they relate to others and express themselves.

As part of the Workforce Development Program, Shelter Tas held training on Nurturing connection and growth in children and young people affected by trauma in Hobart and Launceston during April 2019.

The interactive three-hour workshop was grounded in interpersonal neurobiology and based on principles of child-centred play therapy. It explored the neurobiological impacts of trauma. Housing and homelessness workers learned simple and practical therapeutic skills to strengthen child-parent relationships and build children’s emotional regulation, impulse control and internal motivation.

The training received very positive feedback – 94% of participant evaluations rated the training as good-excellent. Click here to read the Evaluation Report.