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Trauma and Vulnerable Children: Helping them heal for educators

Course Overview

In this short course you will be introduced to children and young people living with family violence, refugee and asylum seeker experiences, children in out of home care, children living in poverty, and children impacted by the collective trauma histories of their families and communities. By the very nature of these specific experiences, it can be argued that these children and young people are vulnerable and are highly likely to be living with trauma.

You will gain insight into the needs of these children and young people who have endured complex vulnerabilities, with the unique child, positive relationships, and a strengths-based approach at the heart of practice.

Course Content

The key areas covered in this course are:

  • Complex vulnerabilities
  • Culturally responsive trauma-informed practice
  • Wraparound support

About the course creator

Dr Kay Ayre is a lecturer in Early Childhood Studies in the School of Education, Edith Cowan University. Kay is a behaviour support specialist with a background in early years teaching and trauma-informed behaviour support.

The course is entirely online and self-paced, taking approximately 9 hours to complete.
Enrol at anytime!

Cost and inclusions

  • $199 to undertake the course which includes all reading materials, case studies and online activities
  • 10% discount is offered to ECU alumni and for multiple bookings from the same organisation.
  • Contact education_shortcourses@ecu.edu.au to obtain a discount coupon prior to using the online payment system and to obtain an invoice for group bookings.
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