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Supporting children who have experienced trauma – Bravehearts tips

Childhood trauma experiencing an event or series of events which are emotionally painful or distressing can take on many forms. It may occur when a child witnesses or experiences overwhelming negative situations, and may be interpersonal (abuse, violence, neglect) or a traumatic event, such as an accident, natural disaster, war and civil unrest, or medical procedures.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ECEC sector meets with Tehan seeking more support to manage bushfire crisis

Representatives from the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector met yesterday with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan seeking clearer guidelines on when to send children home during future bushfires, asking for emergency concessions to allow fire-affected children to continue to access childcare, The Sydney Morning Herald has reported.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

UNICEF Australia elevates bushfire response, helping children get ready to start school

UNICEF Australia has announced a series of partnerships signalling a ‘major step-up’ in its response to the bushfire crisis, made possible via a $1.2 million donation from Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison through his family foundation .

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Anglicare program keeps vulnerable children safely with family via intensive intervention

In less than six months, an intensive pilot program being run in Adelaide’s northern suburbs has enabled 43 children, previously at risk of being removed from parental care, to remain safely with their families.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

2020 Early Years Summit announces Barbara Wellesley AM as Patron

With a long and distinguished career aimed at helping to improve the lives of Australia’s children and young people, Barbara Wellesley AM is a natural choice for Patron of the forthcoming National Early Years Summit, which will bring together professionals from across Australia to solve the question of how we can improve the lives of babies, toddlers and their parents by creating the national will to implement the “massive body of evidence long-known to governments and early childhood professionals”.

6 days ago

by Freya Lucas