Early Trauma: The Infant’s Experience (Expanded)

(Approximate Time Commitment: 0.75 hours)

Thank you for your interest and for visiting this page. I am Colby Pearce and I am a Clinical Psychologist in Australia. I have been working with and talking to children and young people recovering from a tough start to life, and adults who interact with them in various roles, for almost twenty-eight years. My experience affords me the opportunity to speak to the experience of children and young people who are recovering from abuse, neglect, and/or family trauma, and their parents and other adults who engage with them in various roles.

Importantly, my experience provides a basis for me to help adults with a caring concern for these children and young people better understanding and respond therapeutically to them.

This self-paced learning module arose out of a workshop I delivered on behalf of the the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and Carer Kafe on the 14th of August 2023. The workshop reprises, and expands upon, a presentation I gave on behalf of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service in June 2022 as part of Infant Mental Health Week. In this module I go into more detail and structure the module around the AURA Model, first presented publicly at the Tweddle event.

Click the link below to access this expanded module. I hope you find it useful in your interactions and work with children and young people recovering from a tough start to life, and adults who engage with them in various roles.

Click here to access the module.

Click here to purchase a PDF Handbook for this module.

If you would like to know more about my work and my programs, please do not hesitate to email me at colby@securestart.com.au.

Finally, before you progress, I would advise that this module is intended to be widely applicable. As such, it does not replace professional advice and guidance in individual matters and may not be appropriate in all circumstances. I recommend that you consult with your colleagues and supporting professionals before implementing recommendations derived from this learning module.