CEWA educators showcase work focused on trauma and development

24 November 2017

Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) school leaders and educators from across the Kimberley region met recently in Broome to showcase their work on the Trauma Informed Schools Project.

The meeting followed similar workshops in Perth, and gave Catholic school staff an opportunity to share and discuss their participation in action research for the project, which addresses the effects of trauma on brain development and learning.

CEWA schools participating have reported improvements in attendance, motivation and self-regulation for their students. The project is helping educators understand trauma and its effects, and is supporting schools with strategies and processes to reduce the impact of trauma.

The project is an initiative of CEWA’s Student Services Team, in partnership with the Australian Childhood Foundation. There are currently 15 CEWA schools with action research projects in place, and more than 1300 CEWA staff have taken part in training since the project started in February 2016.

Training opportunities in the Trauma Informed School Project will continue in 2018 – for more information contact Jacqueline.Reid@cewa.edu.au – Team Leader Student Services.

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