This one day workshop will explore the impact of trauma on children and how that effects them in the classroom. We will be looking into key concepts such as the impact of trauma on development and learning, as well as some implications of intergenerational trauma and strategies for supporting these children in both the classroom and the playground. This will be discussed within a trauma recovery and attachment framework to aid children in the healing process. Participants will be able to identify behaviours in children which may indicate a trauma history, as well as understand how to confidently foster a safe and supportive learning environment for the child. In this workshop there will be an opportunity to work on a case study where skills learnt can be applied.
This workshop is relevant to people working with children from refugee backgrounds in classroom and school settings.
Erica Fernandez—Senior Practitioner/Children counsellor/advocate
Erica has work as a Children Counsellor/ Advocate at QPASTT for the past 7 years. She has over 25 years of experience in working with people who have experienced trauma; Most of her work experience has been working across cultures. Erica has a degree in Social Science, Postgraduate studies in Counselling and Supervision and a Masters of Social Work.
Taryn McBurney—Child and Youth Counsellor/Advocate
Taryn received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Queensland in the year 2000 and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the Australian Catholic University in 2008. Her work in the field has predominantly been with children and young people in the disability and child protection sectors. In 2013 Taryn studied at the Rocky Mountains Play Therapy Institute in Calgary, Alberta and is currently working towards becoming a registered Play Therapist. She joined the QPASTT team as a Child & Adolescent Counsellor in the Asylum Seeker Support Team in 2015 and now works on the
To register for a workshop, follow the above links and complete the application process and payment to receive your confirmation.
Registration for Two or More Workshops:
If you register for two or more workshops, you will receive the QPASTT Online Training free of charge. This discount will be automatically applied to the cart when registering for two or more workshops.
Payment for each session is electronic through the registration process on the QPASTT website.
Contact the Training Coordinators at 073391 6677 or Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au if you have questions or require assistance with workshop registrations.
Street parking in Woolloongabba is 2 hour restricted. We are located near Park Road train station. We encourage you to come by public transportation given that there is not much parking available. Please DO NOT park at the Queensland Health/ Qld Transport premises on Burke St. Their parking fine is $261
All workshops are at QPASTT, located at the Brisbane Multicultural Centre at 28 Dibley St, Woolloongabba in rooms 5 and 6.
Terms and Conditions:
Pre-requisite for all Workshops:
It is a prerequisite that all participants attending our PD Training Calendar Workshops have completed the Online Introduction to the Refugee and Settlement Experience – The Impact of Trauma workshop. The content of QPASTT workshops are based on the experiences of people from refugee backgrounds and the impacts of torture and trauma, therefore it is essential that all participants have a basic understanding prior to attending other QPASTT workshops. QPASTT will have an ongoing register of who has completed the introductory online training.
If you have extensive knowledge and experience working in this field, please contact the Training Coordinators at Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au.
Required Documentation for Payment:
For those seeking to register and pay as a student, volunteer, unwaged or a QPASTT member, QPASTT does require some evidence prior to the registration. QPASTT require a photocopy or pdf of a valid full-time student card or a letter from the manager of the organisation at which you are volunteering. Please email the Training Coordinators with your documentation at Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au.
QPASTT requires payment on registration. Each workshop has a limited number of participants. Registration closes 2 days prior to the workshop. A receipt will automatically be sent when payment has been received.
QPASTT will grant refunds for cancellations received up to 14 working days prior to the day of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 working days prior to the day of the event will incur a 30% cancelation fee to cover administration costs. Refunds for cancellations received the day before or on the day of the event will not be granted. QPASTT reserves the right to cancel workshops where a minimum number of participants have not been reached. Where QPASTT has cancelled a workshop, registered participants for those workshops may transfer to another workshop or request a refund. Refunds do not apply to the online workshops.
Transfer Payment to another Workshop:
A registration may be transferred from one workshop to another if notice is received within 7 working days of the original workshop. Please contact the Training Coordinators via 073391 6677 or Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au to discuss transfers.