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Supporting the wellbeing of infants and children through a trauma-informed lens
Infants and children are among some of the most vulnerable populations to be impacted by complex trauma. This webinar will cover the evidence behind how exposure to complex trauma adversely impacts the wellbeing of infants and children, as well as strategies practitioners can implement in their practice to work with children and families in a trauma-informed way.

Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the evidence behind the prevalence and effects of complex trauma on early child development and wellbeing
  • Discuss the approaches which support a trauma-informed approach, and how these can support children and their parents
  • Outline the skills required to recognise and respond to the effects of complex trauma in practice with infants and children, and their parents and caregivers
  • Outline the skills required to have preventative and early intervention conversations with parents and caregivers of infants and children who have experienced complex trauma.

Panel List

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' bios:
  • Dr Jasmine MacDonald (VIC – Senior Research Officer)
  • Kathryn Lenton (TAS – Program Manager, Therapeutic Services Australian Childhood Foundation)
  • Alma-Jane O’Donnell (SA - Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Specialist)
And facilitator Chris Dolman (SA – Senior Workforce Development Officer)


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