This 1.5 hour workshop will be offered at three different times throughout the day. This is so that educators and other school staff are given options as to when best suits them to attend. Please choose only one time slot when registering.
The video participants need to watch prior to this workshop will explore how to support healing from trauma and manage trauma related behaviours in an educational setting. It will cover key concepts such as: creating an environment of safety; responding to disclosures of trauma; managing challenging or dissociative behaviours; and working with interpreters.
After viewing the video participants will be able to identify practical strategies they can use to support children and young people at their school who have experienced trauma.
The key concepts covered in the video will be discussed during the workshop where participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions, reflect on how the content is relevant to their school and share ideas with other educators and school staff from across the region.
This workshop and associated video will build upon the concepts in the first workshop / video of the series “How Trauma Affects Children and Young People”. It is highly recommended that participants in this workshop view the first video and attend the first workshop on 29th March. However it is not mandatory.
This workshop is relevant to anyone working with children from refugee backgrounds in an educational context including teachers, teacher aides, administration staff, EALD teachers and school principals.
- There is no cost for viewing the videos or attending the workshop
Taryn McBurney — Child & Adolescent Counsellor / Training Coordinator
Taryn McBurney holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Social Work and is a Registered Play Therapist through the Australian Play Therapists Association. Her work in the field has predominantly been with children and young people in the disability and child protection sectors. She joined the QPASTT team as a Child & Adolescent Counsellor in the Asylum Seeker Support Team in 2015 and now has a dual role working part time as a counsellor on the Children and Youth Team and part time as a Training Coordinator for the organisation.
To register for a workshop, follow the above links and complete the application process to receive your confirmation.
Please watch the video “Responding to Trauma-Related Behaviours in Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children and Young People” prior to attending the workshop. It has been broken into 2 x 45 minutes segments for ease of viewing.
There is no cost for this workshop or the video
Contact the Training Coordinators at 07 3391 6677 or Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au if you have questions or require assistance with workshop registrations.
This workshop will be held at the Toowoomba Multicultural Centre, 12 Snell St, Toowoomba (cnr Russell St)
Pre-requisite for Workshop
It is a prerequisite that all participants attending this workshop watch the pre-requisite video “Responding to Trauma-Related Behaviours in Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children and Young People”. The video can be found via a link at the bottom of this page. The video has been broken down into 2 x 45 min segments for ease of viewing. Please watch both parts before attending the workshop.
There is no cost for this workshop or the pre-requisite video
If you are unable to attend the workshop, please contact the QPASTT Training Coordinator on (07) 3392 6677 or Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au. There are limited spaces available at the workshop, so please let us know if you cannot make it so that your place can be given to someone else.
QPASTT reserves the right to cancel workshops where a minimum number of participants have not been reached. If the unlikely event of cancellation, you will be notified by email.