CLOSED - Trauma-Informed Care Workshop (Porirua)

Trauma-informed care is a term used to describe a practice and framework that aims to increase the focus on identifying trauma in people who come in to contact with social services. It's about understanding the impact of trauma on behaviour and ensuring that agencies working with young people and adults minimise the potential to re-traumatise them, as well as address their trauma needs.

This workshops provides foundation training and development for the children's workforce and caregivers of children/mokopuna to raise awareness of trauma-informed care within Aotearoa New Zealand.

Participants will be expected to complete an e-learning module prior to the workshop.

An agenda for the day will follow soon.

Please follow this link for a copy of the Workshop Training Flyer


Children and Trauma presentation

Children and Trauma References

Kurahuna presentation

Relational Learning Framework

How trauma and traumatic stress affects children's development and behaviour. Experiences that the children's workforce and caregivers deal with on a daily basis.
Dr Wendy Kelly


Understanding the child's perspective, maximising resilience and therapeutic approaches. Exploring how trauma affects a child's view of self and others, as well as identifying strengths.
Dr Wendy Kelly


Trauma-informed care: a Maori perspective. Mahi a Atua: Ancestral Healing
Dr Diana Rangihuna-Kopua

A model of care that draws from Maori creation and custom stories to better address the mental health of children and whanau.

Part 1

Part 2


An experience in foster care
Sydney-Anne Martin


A trauma-informed system
Dr Wendy Kelly

People in a trauma-informed system recognise and sustain trauma awareness and work to prevent re-traumatisation at every level to create a safe and non-violent culture, policy and practice.


9.00am - 4.00pm, Friday 12 May 2017
Venue will be confirmed once registration has been approved
Phone number: 
09 923 4298
There is no charge for this workshop
Who Should Attend: 

Foster parents/caregivers and the children's workforce