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We are thrilled to announce that after almost three years Richard Rose, Honorary Associate of Berry Street will be returning to Australia. All his workshops will include new or updated tools reflecting the vast amount of direct work Richard has undertaken during the pandemic. Richard is Director of TLSWi (UK), is a leading expert on Therapeutic Life Story Work and working with 'hard to reach' children and young people as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Latrobe University and Honorary Associate at the Institute for Open Adoption Studies, University of Sydney.

Richard will work with practitioners to enhance their engagement with children and young people affected by early life trauma. Through his innovative and creative techniques, Richard will demonstrate ways of working that enable placements to become healthy and nurturing through enhanced understanding of attachment and trauma, with the ultimate goal of helping these children and young people achieve their full potential.

For a full list of Richard’s sessions click here.


There are many ways that we can communicate with children and young people. This workshop will explore techniques for working with children and young people who have been impacted by traumatic events that have become drivers to their present day and impacting their healthy development.

Richard will share his most effective interventions based on his own practice that have helped break down the walls and encourage children and young people to engage and talk about their experiences and internal hurts.

The theme of walls, ghosts and monsters and how we can help by listening and being present will be explored as well as many other tools and techniques tried and tested by Richard.

Attendees will need to bring with them to the training coloured markers, paper and a note pad.

Who should attend?

If you are a professional working with children and young people affected by early life trauma in child protection, out of home care, youth work, education or involved in recovery work with children and families in need, this is a wonderful opportunity not to be missed.


Early bird $390 until 03/10

Full fee $460.00 (incl. GST)


Ballarat And District Aboriginal Co-operative

108 Armstrong Street Nth, Ballarat 3350

Payment terms & conditions


Payment must be made by credit card at the time of registration (VISA and Mastercard will be accepted). Your registration will not be confirmed unless payment has been processed.

A confirmation/tax invoice will be issued upon registration to your nominated email address.

Health & Safety Protocol

By registering for this training, you agree to abide by the following conditions:

  • It is the individual’s responsibility to identify when they are unwell with symptoms which might indicate COVID-19, colds and flus and a possible risk to others
  • If a participant tests positive to COVID-19 within 24 hours after attending a Berry Street training, they are required to contact Berry Street as soon as they become aware.
  • All participants are to sign into the training. The facilitator will check before ending the training that all participants have signed in and collect any additional details which are missing or incomplete.


Refunds will only be made when a written request for cancellation is received more than 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued after this date however substitutions are welcome and must be provided in writing.

Director of Child Trauma Intervention Services Richard Rose

Richard Rose

AAP | Master Business Administration | Bachelor of Philosophy | PGSWE | Post Qualifying Child Care Award (UK) | Post Qualifying Child Care Award (UK) | Certificate of Qualification in Social Work