ACF Trauma-informed mentoring

Explore leadership through a trauma-informed lens and the different role mentoring has in the early childhood space.

Program details

  • Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Group training, online
  • Strength of evidence: Level 5 - Foundational research evidence
  • AEDC sub-domains: Not applicable
  • Item cost: Low (<$200 per person/item) to Moderate ($200-$2,000 per person/item)

Program description

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) Trauma-informed mentoring will explore leadership and mentoring through a trauma-informed lens. The session takes participants through the story of leadership and the different role mentoring has in the early childhood space. This session supports the sustainability of trauma informed practice in the centre by providing support for leaders and mentors.

It will also provide an opportunity to reflect on both the mentor and mentee roles when working with families and children where there is/has been relational trauma.

This session is offered on different days and at different times to support educators to be able to attend.

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Detailed cost

  • $214.50 per person plus a 1.6% credit card surcharge
  • Contact provider directly for additional workshop prices

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: early childhood professionals.
  • Training requirements: the workshop benefits early childhood professionals with minimal or no experience with trauma-informed practice, as well as those with more experience, who have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge.
  • Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.
  • Factors to consider: consider how staff might share new practice knowledge with others at the service, and how improved approaches or innovative ideas could be implemented across the service. The workshop includes suggestions and ideas for sharing practice knowledge.
  • Australian experience: workshops are available across Victoria and have been developed to target early childhood educators working in the Victorian context.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

  • Reflective practice
  • Partnerships with families
  • High expectations for every child

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

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