Parental trauma webinar March 2021

The impact of parental trauma on the health and developmental wellbeing of children and young people.

This conference will contribute towards 6.2 and 7.4 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

About the webinar

Teachers, educators and support teams acknowledge that parenting is not easy and some days parents struggle too.

Sometimes these struggles can trigger trauma from a parent’s childhood that was not pleasant and in some cases, abusive or violent. It may also be a result of domestic violence, grief, neglect or a parent may be temporarily unable to navigate current additional stressors in their lives.

This presentation will provide an opportunity for you to:

  • Understand how exposure to parental trauma affects the learning, behaviour and emotional reactivity of children and young people
  • Gain a better understanding of the impact of parental trauma on families and how it affects their experience in educational and support settings
  • Assist you in recognising and supporting trauma-affected parents to improve the wellbeing and learning outcomes for their children and young people

The journey for children and young people who are exposed to unresolved parental trauma can lead to insecure attachment across generations and present as behavioural and health concerns in educational and support settings.

By joining this presentation, it will assist you in creating a deeper awareness of the impacts of parental trauma and how you can assist children, young people and their families, within your care and community who are experiencing these challenges.

Who is it suitable for?

It is suitable for principals, directors, centre managers, teachers, educators, support workers, school administration staff and other professionals within the community who work with children and young people.


Date: Thursday, 4 March 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time).
Speaker: Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The Read Clinic
Location: Online webinar. Registered attendees will be emailed login details the week of the webinar. Please complete the booking form below with your contact details, including direct email address.
Ticket price: $65 per person (including GST)
Webinar invite: Download the webinar invite
Booking form: Download booking form
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About the speaker

Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic

Heather is a senior clinical psychologist and the director of The Read Clinic, which is one of the largest psychology practises in Australia. As well as practising in Australia, Heather has also spent three years in the UK working with some of the most deprived families in Liverpool and London. She also led a service providing advice and consultations on mental health to all the schools in the South London area.

As well as practicing for over two decades, Heather has also found time to become a published author with her latest book Hello Baby. Heather speaks regularly on local ABC radio, has appeared on a number of television shows including 60 Minutes, and writes regular articles for print and digital media.

In 2019, Heather was appointed as Conjoint Professor of Practice in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle.


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