A trauma informed understanding and responses to children affected by family violence


When: Thursday, 23rd June 2016
What Time: 1:00 pm AEST
Where: Online - join via your computer!
Your Hosts: Angela Weller, Manager of the Child Trauma Service for the Australian Childhood Foundation
Cost: Complimentary


About the webinar:

The experience of family violence is a significant source of trauma for children.  Exploring recent research and knowledge Angela will provide an insight into how family violence shapes children’s development including the impacts on children’s brain, body, emotion, behaviour and relationships.

Integrating the knowledge base of neurobiology and attachment the webinar will provide: - a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of family violence related trauma on a child’s development and specific areas of their functioning and,
-  an overview of interventions in the context of the child’s culture, community, and the professional system around them.


The webinar is for all workers and professionals in the Family Violence, Family Services, Health, Welfare and Education sectors.   


About the presenter:

Angela Weller is a social worker currently working as the Manager of the Child Trauma Service for the Australian Childhood Foundation.  This service provides specialist counselling for children and their families that have experienced trauma.   Angela also provides training to professionals across Australia with a focus on family violence.  Her background includes child protection, child and adolescent mental health and family therapy.


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