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How to recognise complex trauma in infants and children and promote wellbeing
25/08/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
How to recognise complex trauma in infants and children and promote wellbeing.
Contact Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) for registration
Presenters: Trina Hinkley, Ali Knight, Kathryn Lenton
Complex trauma in early childhood is distinct from other kinds of trauma. It can manifest in ways which affect body and brain development, and lead to poor long-term outcomes if not addressed. Early identification and support, including through trauma-informed practice, is critical to supporting infants and children who have experienced complex trauma.
Effective trauma-informed practice can promote recovery and resilience in infants and children. However, it requires a comprehensive understanding of the signs and effects of complex trauma and the skills to hold protective conversations with parents and caregivers.
This webinar will explore:
• The evidence about what complex trauma is, how it might present in children and how it can impact their development
• How to recognise and respond to the effects of complex trauma in practice with infants and children, and their parents and caregivers
• How to have preventative and early intervention conversations with parents and caregivers of infants and children who have experienced complex trauma.
This webinar is of interest to professionals working with infants and children, and/or their caregivers across early learning and care services, maternal and child health and other family support services.