Nurturing connection and growth in children and young people affected by trauma

Shelter Tasmania is pleased to announce the next training session in our Workforce Development Program, available to Shelter Tas members only*. This introductory training session is relevant to you if you work with families, parents and/or children: Nurturing connection and growth in children and young people affected by trauma.


In this interactive half-day session tailored to the housing and homelessness sector, you will learn simple but effective techniques adaptable to working with children of all ages. Places are strictly limited, book now to avoid disappointment!


Nurturing connection and growth in children and young people affected by trauma
Experiences of trauma can influence how children learn, grow and develop. It can affect a child’s self-image and the ways in which they relate to others and express themselves.
This interactive three-hour workshop is grounded in interpersonal neurobiology and based on principles of child-centred play therapy. It will explore the neurobiological impacts of trauma. Housing and homelessness workers will also develop simple and practical therapeutic skills to strengthen child-parent relationships and build children’s emotional regulation, impulse control and internal motivation.

Attendees will learn:
1. The neurobiological impacts of trauma
2. How safe and consistent relationships drive healing and growth
3. Three simple and practical play therapy techniques to increase positive relational exchanges


About the trainer
Jessie Carson is mental health accredited Occupational Therapist and a registered play therapist, currently holding a position at The Hobart Women’s Shelter as a Child Therapeutic Worker.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Play Therapy.
Jessie has worked in various mainstream schools, specialist schools, and early childhood intervention services, as well as hospital and community health settings.


Hobart: Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Launceston: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Cost (incl. GST): $66 (Specialist Homelessness Service workers), $121 (Community Housing Provider workers)

Register: For registration links and more information, contact Shelter Tas ( or 03 6224 5488)

* Places are exclusively available for employees of eligible Shelter Tas member organisations: Specialist Homelessness Services or Community Housing Providers.

Registrations close Tuesday 19th of March, however numbers are limited and may sell out sooner.


Shelter Tas would like to thank Anglicare and Hobart Women’s Shelter for generously providing venues for these training sessions.