Community leaders workshop: After community trauma

Emerging Minds, Australia, 2019

This training package has been designed to help deliver professional development training activities to community leaders to develop their knowledge and skills in supporting children after a natural disaster event in the short and long term.

The core outcome of the training is for community leaders to be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to promote resilience and coping, and decrease long-term adverse reactions in children (aged 0-12 years) following a natural disaster event.

This training package provides education and practical strategies to support resilience and recovery in children (aged 0–12 years)
following a natural disaster event.

Developed for community-based delivery, the workshop package and resources comprise of a Facilitator’s Handbook, accompanying presentation slides, optional activities and handouts. As the facilitator, it’s best to start by familiarising yourself with the workshop by viewing the Facilitator’s Handbook.

Facilitators are encouraged to tailor community education modules to the particular needs of their audience. Content has been broken into two modules, corresponding with Parts 1 – 2 of the guide. Modules can be delivered together or as a series of two
shorter sessions. Sessions are anticipated to run for 30-40 minutes each.

If you’d like to provide any feedback on the workshop and its material, please get in touch via our feedback form.

The handbook for this workforce package was originally developed by the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Queensland as part of the Queensland Government’s response to the Queensland Natural Disasters. [Kenardy, De Young, Le Brocque & March. (2011) Brisbane: CONROD, University of Queensland]. The materials and content have been revised and extended for use as part of the Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health Community Trauma Toolkit.

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