Thank you for visiting this page and for your interest in my work. By hovering over this menu item you will be shown a number of landing pages for self-paced learning that I have developed content for. Alternatively, you can click on the topics of most interest to you via the subject titles below.
I will be updating this page semi-regularly, so please bookmark it and check back for more content.
Trauma and Regulation – This self-paced learning module was originally delivered as a two-hour talk to kinship carers of Australian Aboriginal Children, on September 18, 2023. The module is relevant to carers of all children and young people recovering from a tough start to life, including foster and kinship carers, residential carers, teachers and educators. (Approximate time commitment: 1.0 hour)
Behaviour as Communication – This self-paced learning module was first delivered online to foster and kinship carers in Victoria (Australia) as part of the Carer Kafe training initiative. The module addresses how young people learn language, how early adversity impacts language development and verbal expression, and how to support expressive language development and the motivation to use it among young people recovering from a tough start to life. The module was developed for carers of teens, but is relevant to all carers of children who could not safely be cared for at home. (Approximate time commitment: 45 minutes)
Self-Care for carers of children and young people recovering from a tough start to life – This is an adaptation of the third module in the series Responding Therapeutically to Complex and Challenging Behaviours: A Triple-A Approach. The module explains how our thinking is influential in our own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of children and young people who are recovering from a tough start to life. (Approximate time commitment: 30 Minutes)
Making decisions about contact with birth parents: The role of Attachment – A module intended for child protection professionals who make decisions about children and young people in out-of-home care, and those who care for these children and young people. (Approximate Time Commitment: 1.0 hour)
Supporting Strong Developmental Outcomes with CARE – A short module I originally developed and delivered to kinship carers of Australian Aboriginal Children, updated for a broader audience. (Approximate Time Commitment: 0.75 hours)
Early Trauma: The Infant’s Experience (Expanded) – A more comprehensive learning module delivered on 14/8/23 on behalf of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and Carer Kafe. (Approximate Time Commitment: 0.75 hours)
CARE Cards – A condensed resource for applying the CARE Model in your parenting.
Sam’s Story – A short video about how early trauma shapes the development of children and young people, developed for young people and those who care for them.
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The information contained at the links on this page is prepared for general applications. Though it derives from the author’s extensive experience delivering content and working therapeutically with children and young people recovering from a tough start to life and adults who interact with them, it may not be suitable in some circumstances and should not replace individualised therapeutic interventions.