An estimated 1 in 33 Australian children suffer TRAUMA in childhood. We need to rethink current practices and help schools to become more ‘trauma informed’. But what exactly does this mean, and how do we make it happen?

Hard Yards is a unique one day conference, repeated over two days, giving principals, teachers, advocates and educational leaders an opportunity to explore some of the new thinking and practices in the field of trauma and critical reflection.

This innovative conference will:
• Take an ‘inquiry based approach’ where participants will be immersed in current thinking and innovative practices based on Australian research
• Present a live theatre performance and student art exhibition that will introduce the student perspective, and provoke thinking around current practices
• Include panel discussions about new ideas currently being trialled in Victorian schools
Speakers will include Professional Learning Coordinator at EREA Youth+ in QLD, Dr Ann Morgan; Head of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University, Assoc. Prof. Fiona Gardner; and  lecturer and PhD candidate at La Trobe University, Ms Anne Southall.

MORE INFO & TICKETS: Visit this website, type ‘Hard Yards’