Innovation grant supports trauma victims
Liz Nowack, Tanya Brady, Steff Bird, Evie Taspe and Ian Gedgeon learning about adolecence and risk taking.
Services from across the region attended the two-day learning conference.
Liz Nowack, Sam Yeoman, Tanya Brady, Steff Bird, Evie Taspe and Ian Gedgeon learning about adolecence and risk taking.
Marilyn Bazeley from Mataranka School, Janine Morrow from Kintore St School and Tammy Taylor from St Joseph’s Catholic College.
Charly Templar from Kintore St School and Melinda Shepherd from Katherine School of the Air.
Helen Hodgetts from Kintore St School and Mel Ehrlich from Kintore St School.
Pip Gordon from Save the Children, Simon Cassidy from Save the Children, Vimal Vincent from Catholic Care and Mani Biju from the Department of Education.
Bob Hampson from Borroloola School and Eirini Mbouti from the Positive Learning Centre.
Stephen Hill from Katherine High School and Joanne Hill from Catholic Care.
Senior traning consultants from the Australian Childhood Foundation Carys Holder and Carolyn Grace.
Liz Nowack, Sam Yeoman, Tanya Brady and Steff Bird learning about adolecence and risk taking.
Photos from Making Space for Learning
A two-day trauma workshop in Katherine has attracted a larger than expected crowd hoping to transform the lives of vulnerable children in the region.
More than 100 teachers and service providers attended the Making Space for Learning workshop delivered by the Australian Childhood Foundation.
The driving force behind the workshop, Kintore Street School principal Marg Chamberlain said the outstanding number of attendees highlights there is an interest in providing appropriate services for children in the region.
Hopefully today will be the start of us understanding the children’s sensory needs and be able to provide strategies to support learning across the board
Kintore Street School principal Marg Chamberlain
“The workshop is providing the region with an integrated approach to dealing with children who have had trauma in their lives,” Ms Chamberlain said.
“We initially though we would only get about 60 to 80 people, but when we were inundated with requests we had to extend the workshop.
“We even had to turn people away,” she said.
The workshop – part of the Education Department’s Innovation Grant secured by Kintore Street School – attracted teachers from across the region, as well as interested people from Territory Families, Catholic Care, Government agencies and other NGO’s.
Ms Chamberlain said she is hoping Kintore Street School will become a point of contact for those seeking information on trauma.
“Hopefully today will be the start of us understanding the children’s sensory needs and be able to provide strategies to support learning across the board.
“If we all have the same language and approach it will create better outcomes for the children,” she said.
The Making Space for Learning workshop was held at Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre on Wednesday and Thursday.