Our training workshops for child and family support organisations are designed to ensure a coordinated whole-organisation trauma informed approach and are well placed to meet the demands of staff to enhance their capacity and support of children and young people.
Foundation Workshop: Understanding Adversity – A Brain Based Approach to Emotional and Behavioural Challenges
Ideal for therapists, counsellors, family support workers and professionals working with children, who would like to learn about the neuroscience of challenging behaviour; key concepts in trauma informed practice, as well as practical work place specific strategies to support well-being and learning readiness in children.
The Cost of Caring – Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care at Work
Supporting professionals working with children to understand, cope and manage their own emotional responses so they are better able to support children.
- Vicarious trauma / Compassion fatigue – understanding the signs and symptoms
- Identifying positive strategies for self-care
An Expressive Therapy Approach to Managing Emotional & Behavioural Challenges
Ideal for counsellors, family support workers and professionals supporting children by providing an interactive and experiential approach to understanding the fundamental knowledge behind behavioural responses in children, and the practical application of expressive therapy to nurture self-regulation, self-expression, communication and strong relationships with children.
We provide tailored support, training and coaching to help organisations/projects implement systems and practices that support wellbeing and learning.
Once we understand your specific goals and needs, we can quote on specific projects of work, or you can choose from our flexible pre-paid support packages: Beginning, Developing and Continuing. All packages are valid for twelve months from purchase and are customised according to your needs.
Organisation Based Parent & Carer Workshops
The parent and carer workshops can be tailored to ensure alignment of the material delivered, the practical engagements used, and the existing knowledge and capacity of the clients. KidsXpress facilitators will engage you in advance of each training to assess your specific needs, desires, and outcome-goals for the training sessions.
There are six workshops that are designed as a half day (4 hour) training delivery. We emphasise the flexible design of the workshops because clients may wish to spend more time on certain topics while passing on others owing to existing familiarity and/or particular skillsets.
Workshop 1: Expressive Communication Workshop
This workshop is a great introduction to understanding feelings, self-regulation and communicating with kids using expressive therapy methods. It is structured to provide an interactive and experiential approach to understanding the fundamental knowledge behind behavioural responses in children, and the practical application of expressive therapy to nurture self-regulation, self-expression, communication and strong relationships with children.
Workshops A, B, C are carer focused / Workshops D, E are child focused.
Workshop A: Carer Self-Care and Wellbeing
This workshop covers subject matter that supports carers to understand, cope and manage their own emotional stressors so they are better able to support the child/children in their care.
Workshop B: Mindful Caring
Mindful caring supports carers to understand and manage their own emotional responses so they can effectively understand and respond to a child’s needs and behaviour.
Workshop C: Backbone of Strong Families
Within this workshop the focus is on using routine and consistency to support emotional and physical security within the child-carer connection and family unit.
Workshop D: Finding Calm
This workshop supports carers to confidently and compassionately respond to children during moments of strong emotion and challenging behaviour. Carers learn strategies from creative therapy which help children responsibly manage their own emotions and behaviour.
Workshop E: Connected Kids
Carers in this workshop will learn to proactively nurture a child’s social emotional skills such as positive self-esteem, strengths, relationships and learning habits.