Session 1: Harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) is behaviour undertaken by children and young people that is
developmentally inappropriate and may involve the use of coercion or abuse. There is minimal attention given to
this problem that supports frontline workers such as teachers and their role in identifying and responding to HSB.
This workshop will explore current information and how schools can access support when faced with this concerning
Session 2: Foster and kinship carers are volunteer members of our community who are caring for other people’s
children who have experienced harm. Carers are bounded by legislative requirements that are often not conducive
to family life or caring for a child with complex mental, emotional, and physical health needs. Engaging with schools
can be confronting, there are many things’ teachers and administrative staff can do to support these children and
Session 3: The over–representation of children from child protection backgrounds in the youth justice system is a
significant and long–standing concern. This presents significant challenges to schools as these young people are nine
times more likely to offend. How does this impact schools? What can schools do to support these vulnerable young
children as a preventative measure?
About the Presenter: Simone is deeply passionate about supporting children with complex trauma and has
completed her doctorate research investigating the barriers and enablers for mainstream classroom teachers to
engage with professional development and trauma informed classroom pedagogy. She has had a varied career
working with children and young people in school, residential facilities, complex care settings and out–of–home care
with foster and kinship carers. Simone has worked as a team leader, program coordinator, and program manager in
child protection and currently runs her own consultancy business supporting children with complex trauma, their
families, and communities.
The Flyer can be downloaded here: AASE QLD PL series_Trauma informed practice_2023
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.