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Trauma Informed Practice with Families

September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018

The Alice Springs FLPN and Sexual Assault Referral Centre are pleased to host a two day workshop, presented by Pauline Lodge and Glenda Kickett from the Australian Childhood Foundation.

As professionals in the legal and community service sector continue to enhance their understanding of neurobiology, trauma and the range of modalities that stem from this knowledge, the question often posed is, “How do I put this knowledge into practice with children and families?”

This two day workshop will provide a link between the neurobiology of complex trauma, its impacts on the brain, body and relationships and effective strategies to engage children and adults who have experienced complex trauma. With an acknowledgement and exploration of intergenerational and transgenerational trauma, we will focus on creative ways to explore, make meaning and understand the impacts of trauma and what this means for our practice with children and families.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Exploration of the neurobiology of trauma, including consideration of the theoretical perspectives of trans-generational trauma and epigenetics, its impact on family functioning and the developing child; with a focus on what this means for family interventions.
  • Building an understanding of the broad issues vulnerable children face and the difficulties in engaging and re-engaging marginalized parents who have also experienced complex trauma and its long-term implications.
  • Exploration of the concept of ‘neuroception’ of safety and what it means for our practice.
  • Experiencing a practical exploration of skills to increase participants understanding of strategies and approaches that help facilitate trauma recovery for children and families.


Pauline Lodge (Program Manager for Professional Education Service) is a Social Worker and Therapist with training in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Therapy, DPP and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Pauline has a professional background in statutory child protection, residential social work, youth justice and various therapeutic services including family violence, drug and alcohol and child sexual abuse counselling services.

Glenda Kickett (Manager Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Engagement Therapeutic Services– Aboriginal Children and Families) belongs to the Whadjuk and Ballardong people of the Bibbulumun Nyungah nation from South West of Western Australia. Glenda is a Social Worker and has a Master of Arts in Indigenous Research and Development. Glenda has a professional background in developing policy and practice to support Aboriginal children and families in the areas of Out-of-Home care, family support, family violence, therapeutic counselling, education, health and women’s interests.

Workshop date and time: 18th and 19th September 2018 from 8:00am-4:30pm

Costs: $250 (GST included and Legal Practitioners are eligible to claim CPD points)

Registrations: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/trauma-informed-practice-with-families-tickets-48942931626





September 18, 2018
September 19, 2018
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Family Law Pathways Network Project Officer
(08) 89 504100
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Mecure Alice Springs Resort
34 Stott Terrace
Alice Springs, N Australia
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