Teachers are working with children each day who have experienced multi-layered complex and dynamic
childhood trauma, loss, and disrupted attachments. Relational and developmental trauma and toxic
stress impacts children’s bodies, brains, relationships, behaviours, cognitions, and emotions. This
presentation series relates to relational and developmental trauma and the impacts for teachers in the
classroom when trying to engage children with dysregulated behaviours. The goals for this series are to
better understand relational and developmental trauma, the impact of this in the classroom, and how
teachers can help students impacted by trauma to develop their resilience.
Simone is deeply passionate about supporting children with complex trauma and is currently engaged in
her doctorate research investigating the barriers and enablers for mainstream classroom teachers to
engage in professional development of trauma informed classroom pedagogy. She is a Special
Education teacher who has taught in behaviour support, special education, and mainstream classrooms.
Simone has had a varied career working with children and young people in residential facilities and in
complex care settings as well as out-of-home care with foster and kinship carers. She has worked as a
Team Leader, Program Coordinator, and Program Manager in child protection and is currently a State
Project Manager with Act for Kids setting up a program for Individual Support packages.
For additional information, please contact: QLD@aase.edu.au
To register: https://www.ticketebo.com.au/aaseqld
A certificate of attendance will be provided for each session attended.
Australian Association of Special Education – Queensland Chapter