Webinar on trauma responses to children affected by family violence

June 15, 2016

How-DV-affects-children_300The experience of family violence is a significant source of trauma for children.

A webinar ‘A trauma informed understanding and responses to children affected by family violence’ is being offered next week by 1800RESPECT for all workers and professionals in the Family Violence, Family Services, Health, Welfare and Education sectors.

Exploring recent research and knowledge, Angela Weller, Manager of the Child Trauma Service for the Australian Childhood Foundation will provide an insight into how family violence shapes children’s development including the impacts on children’s brain, body, emotion, behaviour and relationships.

Integrating the knowledge base of neurobiology and attachment the webinar will provide:

  • a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of family violence related trauma on a child’s development and specific areas of their functioning and,
  • an overview of interventions in the context of the child’s culture, community, and the professional system around them.

The webinar ‘A trauma informed understanding and responses to children affected by family violence’ next week is for all workers and professionals working in Family Violence, Family Services, Health, Welfare and Education sectors. To register for the webinar CLICK HERE.

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016
What Time: 1:00 PM AEST
Duration: 45 minutes
Where: Online – wherever you like!
Presenter: Angela Weller, Manager of the Child Trauma Service for the Australian Childhood Foundation

Angela Weller is a social worker currently working as the Manager of the Child Trauma Service for the Australian Childhood Foundation. This service provides specialist counselling for children and their families that have experienced trauma. Angela also provides training to professionals across Australia with a focus on family violence.  Her background includes child protection, child and adolescent mental health and family therapy.

1800 RESPECT is a National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service providing information and support 24/7.

The telephone and online service is for victims, concerned friends, relatives, colleagues or clients. Professionals are also encouraged to use 1800RESPECT for support with secondary referrals or vicarious trauma. To register for the webinar CLICK HERE.

The 2016 STOP Domestic Violence Conference; Providing the Skills for Change will be held on 5 – 7 December at the Mercure Hotel in Brisbane.

With an improved focus and awareness on the effect of Domestic and Family Violence within Australia, the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association is providing a national unified platform to discuss the strain of Domestic Violence on Australian resources and facilities. Registrations are now open. To register for the Conference CLICK HERE.

With a focus on building skills within the sector, the conference will include discussion and presentations around policy, research and practice with a particular emphasis on innovative and emerging responses.

Authors or organisations interested in presenting at the 2016 STOP Domestic Violence Conference are invited to submit an abstract. To submit an abstract CLICK HERE.

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