The Making of Us:
How childhood experiences shape our lives
This two day workshop is part of the Child and Family Wellbeing series. These workshops have been categorised into three levels to help you determine which workshop is right for you depending on your level of practice experience and your professional development goals. The Making of Us: How childhood experiences shape our being sits within Level 1: Foundations for Practice.
The Making of Us: How childhood experiences shape our lives, provides you with a solid theoretical and practice foundation that will give you the confidence to advocate and articulate the needs of the children and families you support.
Day one will introduce a model of thinking based on the principles of trauma informed care. This will guide your learning throughout the workshop.
From this foundation, we will explore Attachment theory, integrating practice tools from the internationally renowned Circle of Security model. Together, we will consider ways that you can create a sense of safety for children and their families.
The afternoon will be spent investigating the importance of strengthening relationships and the vital role that you can play in building resilience into your practice.
Day two begins with a discussion about childhood development and its dynamic interplay with our life experiences. This discussion will support our learning as we move into thinking about trauma and its impacts on relationships. The afternoon will be spent engaging with a strengths-based, cross-cultural practice tool.
- Increased knowledge of attachment theory
- Increased knowledge of child development theory
- Increased knowledge of childhood complex relational trauma
- Strategies and tools for applying this knowledge to enhance work with children, young people and their families
- Enhance skills in reflective and reflexive practice
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is designed to meet the professional needs of students and new practitioners in the child and family services sector. Also, practitioners who are wanting to develop their levels of understanding and confidence in theoretical frameworks and build upon their practice tools are encouraged to attend.
Early Bird Rate: $520 (incl. GST) register and pay by July 3, 2019
Full Fee: $560 (incl. GST)
Please read our Payment Terms & Conditions
Berry Street Central Office, 1 Salisbury Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: (03) 9429 9266
How to Get There
Tram: Berry Street is conveniently located on tram routes No. 48 or No. 75 (travels down Flinders St and Bridge Rd), Tram route 78 (travels down Church St) and Tram route 109 (travels down Collins St and Victoria St).
Train: Berry Street is also close to both West Richmond and North Richmond train stations, both of which are on the Epping and Hurstbridge lines.
For more public transport information please visit Public Transport Victoria.
Taxi: Berry Street is just a 10 minute taxi ride from the Melbourne CBD. To book a taxi call Yellow Cabs on 13 22 27.
Parking: There are plenty of 2 hours parking spaces around Berry Street, check Buckingham Street, Kent Street, Laity Street or Lincoln Street. Four hour parking is available in Risley St. An all-day parking option is the Coles Richmond Plaza carpark off Church Street. The cost for all day parking is $16 and is a 10 minute walk from the office.
Payment Terms & Conditions
Payment must be made at the time of registration and only credit cards (VISA and Mastercard) will be accepted. Your registration will not be confirmed unless payment has been processed.
A confirmation/tax invoice will be issued upon registration to your nominated email address.
A full refund will be issued for cancellations up until 7 days prior to the workshop. No refunds will be issued after this date however substitutions are welcome.
Please be advised if payment or cancellation notification is not received as per the above terms and conditions your ability to attend future event will be impacted.
Should the Berry Street Childhood Institute cancel a course for any reason, those registered at this time will be entitled to a full refund of registration fees only, and this will incur no administrative charges or penalties.