VCOSS Disaster Recovery Conversation series: Children and young people in disaster recovery

The VCOSS Disaster Recovery Conversation series provides an opportunity for leaders, staff and volunteers of community and social service organisations to network and gain access to in depth expert knowledge on topical issues relating to emergencies and disasters.

The purpose of this month's Conversation is to identify and explore priority issues in emergency and disaster recovery for children and young people, to share recent research and practice, and to have your questions answered.

Speakers include:

-Michelle Roberts – Director, Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network, Australian National University

-Di Fisher - Executive Officer, Uniting VicTas Gippsland

-Carla Hall, Rural Youth Projects Coordinator, YACVic

-Quinn Obran, YACVic Bushfire Recovery Working Group member

Trauma and Responding Webinar - Kidsmatter

The Trauma and Responding webinar is presented by Ms Amanda Harris, Director of the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network, for Kidsmatter. You will be directed to the webinar platform Blackboard Collaborate where you can enter your name and email to watch the webinar.

Collaborative Care, Young People, Grief, Loss and Trauma

A Mental Health Professionals Network's webinar produced with support from the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network. This webinar discusses mental health indicators in the context of grief, loss and trauma and explores strategies to support young people exposed to them. Includes a case study. Expert panelist include ACATLGN chair Professor Beverley Raphael and SC members Dr Penny Burns and Associate Professor Frankie Shane Merritt.

Children's response to trauma and disasters

This is the first in a two part webinar by the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network, and the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Queensland. This webinar discusses ways children of different ages may respond following a traumatic event.

Childhood trauma reactions: the role of teachers and schools after a natural disaster

This webinar is the second in a two part series on children and trauma. This webinar discusses how schools and teachers can assist children following disasters and traumatic events.