• Taking up the challenge: The collective endeavour of interpreting neuroscience and trauma

    For practitioners working to support vulnerable children, young people and their families, a task is allocated to our collective endeavours whenever new evidence surfaces that has the potential to deepen our understanding of children’s needs and their experience of relationships. We are required to make sense of it, evaluate its relevance and ultimately, if helpful, make it count in our practice.

  • #childtrauma2016 CEO reflections - Day 5 & Beyond

    Last week we hosted the 2016 International Childhood Trauma Conference, each day a member of our ACF team shared their reflections from the day at conference.  For day 5, and beyond, our CEO Dr Joe Tucci considers what we have learnt, and what it might mean for children in Australia.

  • #childtrauma2016 reflections - Day 4 - Marina Dickson

    Each day of the 2016 International Childhood Trauma Conference, a member of our ACF team will be sharing reflections from their time at conference.  For day 4, Program Manager Vocational Training and Education, Marina Dickson discusses how 'chronic small events accumulate to big effects'.

  • #childtrauma2016 reflections - Day 3 - Lisa Ranahan

    Each day of the 2016 International Childhood Trauma Conference, a member of our ACF team will be sharing reflections from their time at conference.  For day 3, Program Manager for Therapeutic Care, Lisa Ranahan considers the range of key messages that stood out for her. 

  • #childtrauma2016 reflections - Day 2 - Noel MacNamara

    Each day of the 2016 International Childhood Trauma Conference, a member of our ACF team will be sharing reflections from their time at conference.  For day 2, our National Manager of Research and Policy, Noel MacNamara reflects on his own experience.

  • #childtrauma2016 reflections - Day 1 - Janise Mitchell

    Each day of the 2016 International Childhood Trauma Conference, a member of our ACF team will be sharing reflections from their time at conference.  For day 1, our Deputy CEO and Conference Co-Convenor Janise Mitchell discusses the thoughts arising from her time in Professor Michael Yellow Bird's masterclass.

  • Meet the Speaker: Stephen Porges

    At what age did Dr Stephen Porges become interested in non-verbal communication? Find out in our interview with him in the lead up to the 2016 International Childhood Trauma Conference.