Trauma Informed modules

Traumatic experiences can contribute to children having pain-based behaviours. The myLearning modules in this category help us understand that trauma is an emotional response to an event or situation that causes harm and overwhelms our ability to cope. Trauma can be the result of a single event, or it can result from exposure to multiple events over time.

MyLearning modules in this section

Life story work

Time: 20 minutes

Despite their trauma experiences, children in care long to make sense of themselves and their world and, in doing so, develop capabilities to overcome previous adverse experiences. Life Story Work is more than recording memories through words, photos, and videos. It is a therapeutic and family-involved informed process that assists children in building memories to form positive self-identities. This module is about how you can, in your day-to-day care of children, help to document their life and build memories.

Harm, abuse and neglect

Time: 30 minutes

With detailed explanations, learn what child abuse and neglect is, its impact and how to recognise it. Discover strategies to keep children safe from harm and what to do when children make disclosures of abuse.

What is positive behaviour support?

Time: 60 minutes

This module has been designed to provide employees from all program areas and Carers with an introduction to Positive Behaviour Support. Successful completion of this module is a prerequisite for the Positive Support Behaviour Program (PBSP) workshop targeted at staff required to develop Positive Support Plans.

Loss and grief

Time: 15 minutes

What if we lost access to our family, friends, and community? How would this make us feel? How would we cope? Imagine how a child in care may feel. Learn about loss and grief concerning the experiences of children in care. Explore how to identify loss and grief in children and the signs and strategies to help children with grief and loss.

Understanding suicidal behaviour

Time: 30 minutes

It’s frightening to hear a child talk about suicide, and it can be difficult to know how to help. The information contained in this module has been developed to further our knowledge about suicidal behaviour, identify risk factors and warning signs and how we can assist.

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