Thu, 19 Nov | Alkira Early Learning Centre

Brain Development and the Impact of Trauma - Mindful Education - Central Coast

This full day professional development will introduce brain development in a simple and understandable way. We will also be looking at the impact of trauma on the developing brain. We will then focus on techniques for making your service trauma sensitive and mindful education practices.
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Brain Development and the Impact of Trauma - Mindful Education - Central Coast

Time & Location

19 Nov 2020, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Alkira Early Learning Centre, 1 Reads Rd, Wamberal NSW 2260, Australia

About The Event

In 2015, 45000 children were found to be at risk of harm, in Australia. As educators we are an important source of safety and comfort for children who come from traumatic home environments. As awareness grows, the educational world’s interest in trauma informed practice also increases. 

There are two types of trauma: simple and complex. In this full day session we will discuss brain development and the impact of (primarily complex) trauma on the developing brain. We will look at how trauma impacts behaviours, memory and relationships. Further to this we will explore trauma informed care, including mindful education. 

Join Kate, a childhood trauma survivor herself, for a true insight in to the impact of complex trauma; and learn how you can be a healing hero for the children affected. Some of the topics covered are listed below. 

  • Neurosequential development and functions of different regions of the brain.
  • Brain development - building neural connections.
  • The impact of trauma on children’s neuroarchitecture.
  • The importance of relationships in building resilience. 
  • Creating a trauma informed environment
  • Mindful education practices including building self regulation techniques.

This PD is particularly beneficial to services catering to children who have experienced trauma, children with additional needs, and children displaying misbehaviours. Cost includes lunch and resource pack. Presented by owner/director Kate (bio under philosophy tab). 

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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