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Online trauma awareness training package being developed

September 14, 2017 at 4:16 PM

*From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse*

The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki has partnered with Werry Workforce Whāraurau to develop a trauma awareness training package.

The training package includes three modules designed for caregivers and frontline practitioners within the children’s workforce.

The modules or online courses include:

  • Module 1: Childhood trauma: impact on development and behaviour
  • Module 2: Trauma-informed care for caregivers
  • Module 3: Trauma-informed care for the children’s workforce 

Each module takes between 1 to 2 hours to complete. The modules provide a foundation for understanding types of trauma, impacts of trauma, resilience, considerations for different cultures, ways to build resilience and safety, and how to care for yourself as a caregiver or professional.

The modules are still being piloted and may be revised in the future. They are currently available online at no cost. To access the modules, register with the Goodfellow website and follow the detailed directions on the Werry Workforce Whāraurau website.

For more information see the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki news announcement.

Related news

See previous NZFVC news stories:

New position brief on the need to address child abuse and intimate partner violence together - includes recent research and resources on children’s exposure to intimate partner violence (March 2017)

In August 2017, Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced details of 17 new mental health initiatives. One of those initiatives is "Culturally responsive trauma-focused CBT for children following experiences of family and/or sexual violence." The pilot is estimated to reach up to 270 children over two years across three locations.

Cabinet paper and updates on development of MVCOT (September 2017)



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