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9.30am - 3.00pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar

All Primary and Secondary Teachers and support staff.

$215.00 + GST

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Trauma Informed Classrooms

Trauma informed practice is becoming more widely recognised as a strategy to intervene with challenging behaviours and students who may present with anxiety issues etc.

Children who experience abuse, family violence, neglect, and unresponsive care suffer a range of emotional, social, psychological and behavioural consequences that impact widely on their education and relationships. Interpersonal violence and conflict (bullying & harassment) is increasingly being understood within a trauma-based framework.

Over the past decade, there have been major developments in the research and knowledge about the way that trauma affects the developing brain and how a relational and systematic discipline model can help resilience and begin the process of repairing relationships.

This workshop will examine and explore –

  • Definitions and descriptions of trauma
  • The essential elements to a trauma aware classroom
  • How schools can create a relational environment to address the delays and difficulties that have resulted from associated trauma
  • A 10 step functional behaviour intervention based on trauma informed practice
  • The developing brain and how trauma impacts on life span development
  • The critical importance of John Bowlby’s attachment theory of (1970)
Presented by Critical Agendas

David Vinegrad

David Vinegrad is a well-known presenter with extensive experience in the area of behaviour management both nationally and internationally. He has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer, and presenter and is widely recognised as an international expert on restorative justice. He has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practices into schools in Australia and internationally and is an experienced counsellor and mediator including high level management of critical incidents and school based trauma. David has over 30 years of experience working with teachers and students in a variety of diverse educational settings undertaking and developing a wide range of roles including recent work in Japan and Brazil.

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