ACT Resources

We have created and selected a few resources that we think might help you to understand a bit about trauma informed care. We have also included a few links to other important organisations in the field.

Skill Bites – Videos
Resources
Reports
Organisations

Skill Bites

A series of ‘chunk size’ professional learning videos from our CEO Gregory Nicolau.

Skill Bite 1 – Dadirri Staying Present

Join us and view our first ‘Skill Bite’ by our Founder and CEO Gregory Nicolau.

Skill Bite 2 – Dichotomy of Behaviour

Click the link to watch this short 2 minute video by Gregory Nicolau about good and bad behaviour.

Skill Bite 3 – Punishment vs Discipline

The consequences of consequences: how better to develop pro-social behaviours in children and young people.

Skill Bite 4 – Fallacy of Stress & Trauma

Often we think when children are under stress we should remove the stressors, however there is an alternative view – build the child’s capacity and skills to recognise, manage and take affirmative action.

Skill Bite 5 – Credits in the Vase

Change a child’s life in 9 minutes… can you spare 9 minutes?

Skill Bite 6 – Liar, Liar, Liar

We often get frustrated and indignant when children lie. We mount our ‘moral crusader horse’ forgetting to reflect on why children who have complex trauma might lie. Watch this Skill Bite and think differently about what to do when a child lies.

Resources

Bluey

Bluey cartoons help children to develop their imagination as well as their mental, physical and emotional resilience.

Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect for Adult Survivors

National Child Protection Clearinghouse Resource Sheet

Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect for Children and Adolescents

National Child Protection Clearinghouse Resource Sheet

Images of Children and Young People Online

National Child Protection Clearinghouse Resource Sheet

The Prevalence of Child Abuse and Neglect

National Child Protection Clearinghouse Resource Sheet

Reports

The Family Matters Report – 2019

Trends in the over-representation of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care.

Can we talk?

Seven year youth mental health report

Domestic Violence and Assessing Risk to Children

Australian Institute of Family Studies & National Child Protection Clearinghouse Report

Corporal Punishment

Resource sheet on the key issues surrounding corporal punishment, from the AIFS.

Poorer Children’s Education Attainment

The ways that affluence and disadvantage influence children’s educational attainment.

Promising Practice Profiles Final Report 2008

Prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

The Best Start: Supporting happy, healthy childhoods

Australian Institute of Family Studies Fact Sheet

Organisations

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Education, counselling, research and clinical services for those affected by grief and bereavement

Beyondblue

Raising community awareness about depression and anxiety

Headspace

Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation

KidsMatter

Australian Primary Schools Mental Health Initiative

LIFE (living is for everyone)

Suicide Prevention in Australia

Mindful

Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health

ReachOut Australia

Online youth mental health service

SANE Australia

Campaigning, education and research for people affected by mental illness