Building New Pathways for Parents and Carers

Practical Strategies to Support Children who have experienced Developmental Trauma

This SERIES is designed for parents and carers to support children and adolescents who have experienced early developmental trauma. Running over 3 sessions, these two-hour sessions will explore trauma and brain development, practical strategies for complex behaviours, and relationship-based strategies for improving connections with your child, including:

  • Understanding the impact of trauma on brain development and “Building New Pathways” – nervous system repair strategies based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT – Bruce Perry);
  • Explore the common behaviours that we might see as a result of compromised brain development;
  • Develop a new understanding of your child’s behaviour through The Window of Tolerance and the trauma lens for trauma-based symptoms and explore practical strategies to be used on a daily basis to prevent challenging behaviour;
  • Trauma-informed response strategies for common difficulties and behaviours such as anxiety, defiance, emotional outbursts, hyperactivity, sleep problems and aggressive behaviour.
  • How to adapt your parenting style to develop therapeutic relationships with children and adolescents who have experienced early attachment ruptures;
  • Strategies to create safe and therapeutic environments for traumatised children and adolescents.

Time will be available throughout the series for questions, and the final session will include answering of questions related to the training.

This training can also be offered to individuals / couples who require more individualized support and advice.

This training is also available to Professionals in a specialised event.

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Part 1: Tuesday 2nd March
Part 2: Tuesday 16th March
Part 3: Tuesday 30th March


12pm - 2pm


Kahibah Sports Club 




Psychologist Phil Bird


Page Last Updated: 27 January 2021