Tag Archives: Trauma

Fire: Are you ready?

With a number of states affected by unprecedented bushfires this week and educational authorities closing more than 300 schools in NSW, the message is: be prepared, decide early. Yet what does this mean for early childhood education and care services? Most emergency fire management plans are designed for individuals, families and households. How do you and your […]

Compassion and harmony, every day

There is not enough darkness in this world to extinguish the light of one small candle—Spanish proverb We reflect on the light, not only the shadow, cast by events to recognise what is possible: educators already have professional approaches, tools and resources that can support themselves and young children in such moments. The devastating events […]

Here’s another reason kids don’t belong in detention: trauma changes growing brains

A bill that would release the 112 children in immigration detention in Australia will soon go before the House of Representatives. The bill passed the Senate last week, but it could be rejected by a government-majority House. While it’s widely accepted that detention is bad for child asylum seekers, the long-term effects of that harm […]

What everyone ought to know about trauma

This blog was originally posted in 2015 and updated in August 2020. Anyone can experience trauma at any time in life Some effects of trauma can be immediate and obvious … others can take time to appear. Trauma describes the impact of an event, or a series of events, that leaves someone feeling helpless and pushed […]

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