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Date

15th & 16th October 2017

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Grey Street, South Brisbane, 4101

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3rd September 2017

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Conference Program

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*please note program subject to change

Sunday, October 15, 2017

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration

Boulevard Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Opening Plenary

Welcome to Country | Housekeeping | Official Opening

Setting the Scene and Opening Address

Dr. Judith Howard, Queensland University of Technology

Boulevard Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Tea & Exhibition

Boulevard Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Keynote Address

Professor Michael Gregory, Harvard Law School

Boulevard Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
SESSION 1
SESSION 1.1

Boulevard Room
SESSION 1.2

Boulevard Auditorium
SESSION 1.3

Boulevard B1
SESSION 1.4

Boulevard B2
SESSION 1.5

Boulevard B3
SESSION 1.6

Arbour A1
SESSION 1.7

Arbour A2
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Restorative Practice and Trauma: healing harm – putting relationship at the centre of disciplinary problem-solving

Margaret Thorsborne, Margaret Thorsborne & Associates

From Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Transformative: the Reboot 7-Step Framework

Sarah Ralston, Rebooting Life

Trauma Informed Practice – A Toolbox of Ideas and Strategies for Kids, Classrooms and Schools

Elizabeth Nottingham & Terri Barker, Metropolitan Behaviour Support Services

The traumatised child in the classroom: What we know and what we can do

Trish Maskell & Nick Downey, Mercy Community Services

Surviving to Learn or Learning to Survive

Alexa Duke, Australian Childhood Foundation

Teddy Bears Can Calm a School

Alan Bowmaker & Selina Taggart, Bundaberg North Primary School
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch & Exhibition

Boulevard Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
SESSION 2
SESSION 2.1

Boulevard Room
SESSION 2.2

Boulevard Auditorium
SESSION 2.3

Boulevard B1
SESSION 2.4

Boulevard B2
SESSION 2.5

Boulevard B3
SESSION 2.6

Arbour A1
SESSION 2.7

Arbour A2
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Calming the waters: the benefits of a whole-school trauma-informed approach to student wellbeing

Justine Wake, Garry Molly, Stephen Gaggin, Lisa Acutt, John Rohrig & Tania Balil, Woodridge State Primary School

Making SPACE for Learning and how we do it!

 Deborah McKenzie, Australian Childhood Foundation

Research Paper Session

2.3(a) The Impact of Trauma on the Primary School Experiences of Intercountry Adoptees: A Multicase Study.

Tracey Sempowicz, Queensland University of Technology

2.3(b) Educators in rural and remote contexts coping with children exposed to complex childhood trauma.

Meegan Brown, DET & Queensland University of Technology

Domains of regulation: Moving from observation to understanding and response

Donna Smyth, Australian Childhood Foundation
The Attuned Teacher

 

Stephanie Jordan, Marina McLaren, Act for Kids

Research Papers Session

2.6(a) Field Trial of Whole School Intervention for Child Behaviour Problems in Disaster-Struck Community

Maureen Allan & Liz McNaughton, Te Paeroa Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour

2.6(b) Staying warm in subzero temperatures: Maintaining connection and compassion in the face of challenging behaviour

Dilip Balu, Integrated Violence Prevention and Response Service (IVPRS)

When Life Throws Curve Balls! A Neuropsychotherapy Approach to Wellness and Moving Forward After Loss

Karen Ferry, Private Practice, Toowoomba
SESSION 3
SESSION 3.1

Boulevard Room
SESSION 3.2

Boulevard Auditorium
SESSION 3.3

Boulevard B1
SESSION 3.4

Boulevard B2
SESSION 3.5

Boulevard B3
SESSION 3.6

Arbour A1
SESSION 3.7

Arbour A2
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Computerised and Non-Computerised Neuroplasticity Programs That Improve Brain Health in Struggling Student

Sheryl Batchelor, Stronger Brains

The Sanctuary Model and Promoting Trauma-Informed Practices in School

Anne Henderson, Justin Roberts & Caitlin Burman, Mackillop Family Services

Leading from “the edges”: the influence of flexible education practice, knowledge and partnerships

Michelle Kelman Murray & Dale Murray, Youth+Institute
Teenage Brains are Under Construction: A Time of Storming and Reforming.

Danielle Spletter & Angelene Montaifa, Key Assets the Children’s Services Provider

 

Teaching and engaging students with poverty in mind

 Karen Brown, Mabel Park State School

Trauma Informed Practice is a Crime Prevention Initiative- A Policing Perspective

 Senior Constable Kelly Humphries, Queensland Police Service

Research Papers Session

3.7(a) Recharge and Thrive: Maintaining Motivation and Wellness in a Trauma-Affected Workspace

Sarah Ralston, Rebooting Life

3.7(b) Animal-Assisted Therapy in the School Setting

Mandy Dovey, The Lakes College
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Afternoon tea & Exhibition

Boulevard Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
MOVIE: PAPER TIGERS

Boulevard Room
MOVIE: RESILIENCE

Boulevard Auditorium
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cocktail Reception

Boulevard Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Monday, October 16, 2017

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Registration

Boulevard Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Opening Plenary
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Keynote Address

Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson, We Al-li Trust

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Keynote Address

Professor Pamela Snow, La Trobe University

Boulevard Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Tea & Exhibition

Boulevard Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Keynote Address

Associate Professor Philip Riley, Australian Catholic University

Boulevard Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
SESSION 4
SESSION 4.1

Boulevard Room
SESSION 4.2

Boulevard Auditorium
SESSION 4.3

Boulevard B1
SESSION 4.4

Boulevard B2
SESSION 4.5

Boulevard B3
SESSION 4.6

Arbour A1
SESSION 4.7

Arbour A2
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Contextualising evidence based trauma research for teachers working in remote Indigenous communities

Damien Knight, Department of Education and Training
Glen McIntyre, Be Well, Learn Well

Using Red2Green® in Schools: The Impact of Trauma and a Brain-Based Solution

Mel Ferrier, Clinical Child Adolescent and Family Psychologist, MAPS

Creating Trauma-Informed Classrooms

Caitlin Burman, Anne Henderson & Justin Roberts, Mackillop Family Services

Practical strategies to re-engage the trauma affected child. Live learnings from Mimi’s House

Jane Hockey & Kym Austin, Hope Centre Services – Mimis House
Dina Jak, Social Ventures Australia

Fostering Self-Regulation and Emotional Control in the Australian Primary Classroom

Vicky King & Gayle Rausch, Metropolitan Behaviour Support Service

How going to the beach can help us understand principles of child safe culture

Dr Chelsea Leach & Hayley Holst, Pracademics Inc

Working with traumatized children from refugee backgrounds: Practical strategies for educators

Cherie Lamb, University of New England
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch & Exhibition

Boulevard Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
SESSION 5
SESSION 5.1

Boulevard Room
SESSION 5.2

Boulevard Auditorium
SESSION 5.3

Boulevard B1
SESSION 5.4

Boulevard B2
SESSION 5.5

Boulevard B3
SESSION 5.6

Arbour A1
SESSION 5.7

Arbour A2
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Brain Architecture Game

Meredith Waugh (Gold Coast), Belinda Thomson (Sunshine Coast), Sarah O’Regan (Ipswich), and Warren Bergh (State-wide Program Manager), Evolve Therapeutic Services

Transforming Traumatised Children within the NSW public education system – one School Counsellor’s model for practice

Deborah Costa, Department of Education, New South Wales, Australia

Responses to Challenging Behaviours that Work

Justin Roberts, Anne Henderson & Caitlin Burman, Mackillop Family Services

Implementing a 3 Tiered Trauma Informed Practice Framework in Schools: What You Need To Know!

Beverley Turner, Metropolitan Behaviour Support Services

Incorporating neuroscience interventions with trauma informed practices

Samantha Donovan, Department of Education and Training

Research Papers Session

5.6(a) Creating Community: Narratives of contribution

Jennifer Cartmel & Amanda Prause, Griffith University

5.6(b) Responding to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Culturally appropriate behaviour support.

Linda Llewellyn, James Cook University

Adolescents of refugee backgrounds: A whole school approach to promoting learning and settlement

Jane Griffin, Julie Peel & Donna Torr, Milpera State High School
SESSION 6
SESSION 6.1

Boulevard Room
SESSION 6.2

Boulevard Auditorium
SESSION 6.3

Boulevard B1
SESSION 6.4

Boulevard B2
SESSION 6.5

Boulevard B3
SESSION 6.6

Arbour A1
SESSION 6.7

Arbour A2
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

When Neuroscience Meets the Classroom

Rachel Smith, Melissa Branjerdporn & Leah Milward, Evolve Therapeutic Services

A trauma-informed approach to understanding problem behaviour

Sonja Vanderaa, Australian Childhood Foundation
 SLIDING DOORS/SHIFTING BEHAVIOUR…creating new realities for traumatised students through attachment awareness

Margaret Hughes & Jane Duffield, Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider

Research Papers Session

6.4(a) Elements to Support Effective Individual Behaviour Support Plans (IBSP’s) using the ASSIST Trauma Informed Model as a framework.

Louissa Chalk, Metropolitan Behaviour Support Service

6.4(b) The Trauma-Informed Schools Project in Catholic schools in Western Australia

Jacqueline Reid, Catholic Education of Western Australia – Student Services.
Kerrie Merritt, Assumption Catholic Primary School

A 3 Step Plan to Building Trusting Relationships With Students

Jane Langley, Langait Connections

Research Papers Session

6.6(a) Applying an abbreviated Functional Behaviour Assessment to support behaviour of students in an Indigenous Context

Toni Simmonds, Shalom Christian College Townsville

6.6(b) Teachers’ Understanding and Practice of Mandatory Reporting of Child Maltreatment.

Meredith Falkiner, Donald Thomson & Andrew Day, Deakin University

 

Poverty Impacts on Queensland Schools

Terri Barker & Elizabeth Nottingham, Metropolitan Behaviour Support Services
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Afternoon Tea & Exhibition

Boulevard Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Closing Plenary

Boulevard Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre