Trauma informed schools: A whole-of-system approach

Learning Focus
Wellbeing and Engagement
Start Date
7 Feb, 2023
Enrol by
5 Feb, 2023
Program Description

This is an online workshop for principals, school leaders, aspiring school leaders and professional support staff to support the development of a trauma informed approach to their work.

It is part of the Trauma Informed Practice in School professional learning program, developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation with input the University of Tasmania for the Department of Education, Children and Young People.

This workshop will focus on how to create the culture, policies and practices that support a different approach to teaching and learning that is trauma informed. The session will look at what a trauma informed school looks like (including case studies) and will also help schools use their school improvement framework and planning process and the Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey data to plan for a whole school approach.

In preparation for this workshop, it is recommended that participants have completed the Trauma Informed Practice in Schools self-paced online modules:

Note: further instances of this workshop will be available throughout 2023, and this site will be updated with further enrolment dates in the coming weeks.

Program Outcomes

Through this training, participants will develop an understanding of trauma-informed change management strategies and be prepared to drive sustained cultural change across their whole school community. They will be able to describe what trauma informed practice looks like in a school, and feel confident in their ability to create safe, predictable environments for all students.

Following this workshop, participants will possess the knowledge and skills to use data such as the Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey data to support a trauma informed approach.

Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Leading teaching and learning,
  • Developing self and others,
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change,
  • Leading the management of the school,
  • Engaging and working with the community
Location, Date & Time

Online Sessions

The link to the meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to the sessions.

Please select one session to attend

Morning Session

  • Tuesday 07 February 2023 – 9:30 am-11:30 am

Afternoon Session

  • Tuesday 07 February 2023 – 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Additional Dates Available

Term 1

  • Monday 27 February 2023
  • Tuesday 28 March 2023

Term 2

  • Tuesday 13 June 2023