The Queensland University of Technology, the University of Southern Queensland and the Behaviour Support Service of the Metropolitan Region of the Queensland Department of Education and Training warmly invite you to the inaugural Trauma Aware Schooling Conference held in beautiful Brisbane, to discuss, learn about and respond to the issues of complex childhood trauma and the need for trauma aware practice in schools.
A school student’s experience of complex trauma (e.g. physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, serious neglect, violence, etc.) can have a serious impact on school behaviours, attendance, engagement and (therefore) educational and life outcomes. Worrying behaviours can also have a significant impact on the well-being, efficacy, and retention of teachers and other educators.
To address this, government departments and many non-government agencies are increasingly encompassing what is now referred to as trauma-informed practice when supporting or working with children and adolescents.
To minimise concerns at school that can lead to student disengagement or disciplinary exclusion, there is a growing call for a collaborative, cross-agency, trauma-informed approach to service provision – which includes the schooling system.
There is an increasing interest in Queensland, across Australia – and internationally – for this to occur.
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