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We are proud to partner with Richard Rose, Honorary Associate of Berry Street, Director of TLSWi (UK), 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 Rose is a leading expert on Therapeutic Life Story Work and working with 'hard to reach' children and young people.

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


When a child or young person’s trauma results in their retreat, practitioners need new tools in their trauma informed ‘tool kit’. Join Richard as he shares ideas on how to reach the child who is angry; the child who is silent; and the child who is disengaged. This webinar series will expand your knowledge of why these children retreat, how to help them re-engage with the world so they can begin their healing through communicating and relationship building.

Session 1
Practice ideas on working with a child where they have learnt anger and control provides them safety however, the impact of these defence mechanisms is a challenge to themselves and those caring for them.

Session 2
Helping children who are struggling to be heard or have learnt not to be heard; Richard will share approaches on how to acknowledge the voice of the child through interventions such as play, art and communication rich activities that build on their self-confidence and relationships with those around them.

Attendees will need to have texters, paper and a note pad available for the session.

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.

Cost & times

Session 1: Friday 1 April
Session 2: Friday 8 April

All sessions will be delivered from 8am - 11am (AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Cost: $460 (inc GST)

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.

A full refund will be issued for cancellations up until 3 working days prior to the webinar. No refunds will be issued after this date however substitutions are welcome.

Should Berry Street cancel a webinar for any reason, those registered at this time will be entitled to a full refund of registration fees.

PLEASE NOTE: For privacy reasons webinars will not be recorded nor can they be recorded by an attendee.

Excellent as always, I wish I could quickly script and type as fast as Richard talks to capture his words, they are just what you want to be able to say in the heat of the moment! Thanks Richard very helpful and affirming of current practices.

Participant September 2021
Director of Child Trauma Intervention Services Richard Rose
Honorary Associate

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