ACF Trauma-informed practice

Provides frameworks of practice that will increase knowledge, skills and confidence to support early childhood educators to implement trauma-informed practice.

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:
    • Emotional maturity anxious and fearful behaviour
    • Emotional maturity aggressive behaviour
    • Emotional maturity hyperactivity and inattentive behaviour
    • Social competence responsibility and respect
  • Item cost: Low (<$200 per person/item) to Moderate ($200–$2,000 per person/item)

Program description

The Australian Chilldhood Foundation (ACF) Trauma-informed practice professional development session provides an opportunity for early childhood educators to start to think about how to support children who are affected by trauma in the early childhood space. The session provides frameworks of practice that will increase knowledge, skills and confidence to support early childhood educators to implement trauma-informed practice in the early childhood setting.

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

Find out more details, dates and register.

Services that want all their staff to be trained together should contact the provider.

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.

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