Training for: Staff Professional Development & Families and Carers

Staff Professional Development

All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  For early childhood education centres, this can assist with accreditation.

Training sessions are usually presented with a PowerPoint. Participants receive relevant handouts and resources to enhance their learning. Training can be customized to your workplace.

Recognising and responding to child abuse and neglect training – Look, Listen, Act
Our 2.5 hour Look, Listen, Act training provides participants with information to assist them to recognise child abuse and neglect and to understand their responsibilities as a mandated or voluntary reporter under the Children and Young People Act 2008. This includes how to make a child protection report. We also provide a more comprehensive course in a full day or over 3 nights (2.5 hour per session). This enables more in-depth discussion and exploration of how to respond to a disclosure of abuse, and what else an organisation can do to support children, families and staff when child abuse and neglect is identified.

Behaviour Guidance
This informative session is about understanding and managing children’s behaviours in an educational setting. As Circle of Security Facilitators, we approach guiding behaviours from the perspective of relationships, attachments, behaviour as communication, and adults being bigger, stronger, wiser and kind.

Domestic Violence in the Workplace
This session assists staff to recognise and respond to peers in the workplace who require emotional and practical assistance in relation to domestic violence. Participants will learn how to identify the signs of domestic violence, support staff and refer to appropriate services for assistance.

Children’s problematic sexualised behaviours
In this session, we provide information about healthy sexual development and introduce learners to the traffic light tool (identifying green, orange and red light sexualised behaviours in children). This training will assist staff to understand how to recognise and address problematic sexualised behaviours in educational settings or the out of home care sector.

Working from a Trauma-informed Perspective
This training focuses on the impact of trauma on brain development and how to support children with a trauma background.  Professionals who work from a Trauma-informed perspective consider the impact of childhood trauma on the behaviour and development of a person. This includes consideration of such things as living in domestic violence, experiencing abuse and neglect and experiencing disrupted attachments.

Vicarious Trauma
This training will assist staff to recognise and understand vicarious trauma and provide them with tools to manage the impact of this in their professional and personal life.  Staff who work in the community sector are vulnerable to experiencing vicarious trauma due to their indirect exposure to traumatic material.

Families and Carers

Circle of Security

The CIRCLE OF SECURITY™ Parenting Program is an 8-week Relationship Based Parenting Program designed and created by Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman and Bert Powell from the USA. Naomi and Nell are Registered Circle of Security Facilitators.

How can attending a Circle of Security Parenting Program help?

The Circle of Security Parenting Program can help by providing:

(a) a road map for you to understand your child’s needs;
(b) a way to stand back and observe your interactions with your child; and
(c) an opportunity to discuss your strengths and struggles in meeting your child’s needs.

The group is limited to 8 participants and involves weekly 2-hour sessions using a DVD, discussion and handouts. Mothers, fathers and other primary caregivers of children aged 0-10 years are welcome to attend.

Behaviour Guidance

This is an informative session about understanding and managing children’s behaviours in the home setting.

We approach guiding behaviours from the perspective of relationships, attachments, behaviour as communication, and adults being bigger, stronger, wiser and kind.

Protective Behaviours

This training provides parents and carers with a clear understanding of healthy sexual development in children. It introduces the concept of green, orange and red light sexualised behaviours. It offers a range of practical strategies for parents to use with their child in relation to keeping their body safe. These strategies include using clear communication and teaching an awareness of “safe” behaviours.

Trauma-informed Care

This training provides parents and caregivers with a sound understanding of trauma-informed care. Caring for a child with a complex trauma background is challenging and tiring at times. Children who have been exposed to domestic violence, experienced abuse and/or neglect or have endured disrupted attachments have developed within a traumatic environment. This training focuses on the impact of trauma on brain development and relationships and includes practical strategies to manage challenging behaviours and emotions in children.

CHILD-CENTERED training is our business

Why Choose Us?

  • Industry Expertise
  • Qualified Professionals
  • Training & Assessment Certified
  • Team with Diverse Skillsets
  • Trauma Informed Specialists