Children & Young People: Trauma and Neglect

DATE: 30 July 2019 – 31 July 2019

VENUE: Ground floor, 2C Herbert Street. St Leonards NSW

NSW Health participants: $80
Interagency workers (government & non government): $140
Private practitioners & interstate participants: $200


Increasing recognition is being given to the impact of early interpersonal trauma on children and young people. Exposure to many forms of interpersonal violence is implicated in the aetiology of challenging behaviours in childhood and adolescence and potentially greater health and psychological difficulties in adulthood. This 2 day course will build on workers ’ existing knowledge ab out the effects and dynamics of abuse and neglect and identify trauma frameworks and responses. Case planning and goal setting for families where there is risk of harm for children and young people will also be explored.


  • Differentiate between the different types of abuse and the impact of historical beliefs on current practice.
  • Describe indicators and effects of child abuse and neglect and the links with other forms of violence.
  • Describe and discuss the intersections between neglectful parenting and the effects of interpersonal trauma on children and young people.
  • Explore a trauma framework for working with children and young people.
  • Apply practice tools to assist children who have been traumatised.
  • Apply information about the impact of trauma to case planning.

Note: Morning & afternoon tea is provided. Lunch is not provided.



Coordinator: Wendy Frost
Email : wendy.frost@health.nsw.gov.au
Or phone/email the administration office:
wslhd ecav@health.nsw.gov.au / 02 9840 3735