About the course
This course was developed in response to the growing number of Australian families who are impacted by natural disasters or community trauma.
It is based on the understanding that natural disasters and community trauma can have a profound impact on children’s social and emotional wellbeing, and that GPs are well placed to work with children, parents and families to protect children from the impact of these events.
Who is this course for?
This short course is for GPs working with families and children affected by natural disasters such as fire, floods or storms, or by community trauma events. It offers practical guides and tips for supporting children and families in the immediate aftermath, the short-term and long-term following a natural disaster or community trauma.
How long does it take?
This course will take approximately one hour to complete, and includes readings, videos and reflective activities. It is designed to be undertaken individually, but can also be used as a prompt for conversations between colleagues.
Learners can undertake the course at their own pace, in one sitting or several. The last page visited will be bookmarked so that learners can jump straight back to where they left off.