ACF Resources to support partnership with parents affected by trauma

Supports early childhood educators in their communication and engagement with parents who have experienced trauma.

Program details

  • Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Group training, online, resources (books, kits, manuals)
  • Strength of evidence: Level 5 Foundational research evidence
  • AEDC sub-domains:
    • Emotional maturity anxious and fearful behaviour
    • Emotional maturity aggressive behaviour
    • Emotional maturity hyperactivity and inattentive behaviour
    • Social competence responsibility and respect
  • Item cost: Moderate ($200-$2000 per person/item)

Program description

ACF Resources to support partnership with parents affected by trauma is a training session that supports early childhood educators in their communication and engagement with parents who have experienced trauma. The training aims to support educators in their respectful, non-judgemental communication with traumatised parents, and enables educators to provide parents with trauma-informed knowledge in their relationship with their traumatised children.

The training is a 4-hour online course that includes a pre-training information pack containing videos, handouts, articles, and an interactive live, facilitated presentation.

Find out more details, dates and register.

Detailed cost

  • Training: $214.50 per participant (excluding GST)
  • Travel and accommodation costs will be negotiated with each participating service

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: Early childhood educators.
  • Program/practice descriptions and details: ACF provides a calendar of dates and times that participants can choose to register for.
  • Program adaptability: The training program can be delivered online or face-to-face to all early childhood services across Victoria Customised face-to-face training can be offered for interested services.
  • Staffing: Services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.
  • Tools and systems: participants attending online training will need access to a device with internet connection.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

  • Reflective practice
  • Partnerships with families
  • Respectful relationships and responsive engagement

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Updated