Trauma-informed Care for Kids

Support your child to learn, heal and grow.

For parents and carers, guiding a child through trauma can feel like navigating a forest without a map. But with timely intervention and trauma-informed care, your child can begin to heal, build resilience and get back to the business of being a kid.

Trauma knows no boundaries and can stem from many life events, including neglect, accidents, the death of a family member, substance abuse and bullying. Despite the cause, children who experience trauma often face challenges impacting their emotional wellbeing, learning abilities, physical development and sense of self-worth. Without proper support, managing big feelings, forming healthy relationships and leading a fulfilling life can be tricky.

If your child is finding it hard to deal with a trauma, help is within reach. Our experienced team of trauma-informed social workers approach trauma therapy through an empathetic, strengths-based lens to create a safe, supportive and empowering environment where your child can learn to thrive again.

How we can help:

Our experienced team provides OT assessment and intervention to support families through a range of age-related challenges.

Little People
(3 to 6 years)

  • Emotional regulation
  • Sensory processing and regulation
  • School readiness
  • Play skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Self-care and toileting
  • Routines and transitions
  • Attention and concentration
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance
  • Parenting support

Growing Kids
(6 to 11 years)

  • Emotional regulation
  • Sensory processing and regulation
  • School issues, including school refusal
  • Play skills
  • Fine motor skills and handwriting
  • Gross motor skills
  • Self-care and toileting
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Routines and transitions
  • Attention and concentration
  • Working memory and executive functioning skill development
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance
  • Self-advocacy
  • Parenting support

Bigger Kids & Teens
(11+ years)

  • Emotional regulation
  • Sensory processing and regulation
  • Fine motor skills and handwriting
  • Gross motor skills
  • Self-care
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Identity and self-confidence
  • School issues, including school refusal
  • Routines and transitions
  • Attention and concentration
  • Working memory and executive functioning skill development
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance
  • Self-advocacy
  • Parenting support

What to Expect:

Intake and Allocation

We pride ourselves on providing a quality service underpinned by care and compassion. Our trauma-informed social workers are degree-qualified and certified in a number of evidence-based therapy interventions, including Theraplay and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Our Director, Dr Nicole Carvill, regularly reviews the case load of each staff member and allocates new clients based on therapist expertise and passion.

Our neuroaffirming clinic welcomes children aged 4-17 of all gender identities and backgrounds.

The First Step

To get started, please register for an appointment. The administration team will then contact you to walk you through the process provide a Service Agreement and walk you through the next steps. The Service Agreement must be completed, signed and returned to us prior to confirmation of your first appointment.

You can register for an appointment as a private client, NDIS participant or contact your GP to get a referral or discuss a mental health treatment plan.

At peak times we will maintain a wait list.

Please note our practice does not provide assessments for court proceeding reports.

The Appointments

First, we meet you without your child.

This initial appointment is a parent-only session, a chance to get to know your chosen trauma-informed social worker and chat openly about the challenges your child is facing.

We will ask you questions about your child’s developmental history, emotional regulation, play skills and learning abilities. We can also provide age-appropriate advice for talking to your child about what to expect when they meet us.

Next, we meet your child face-to-face.

This session is all about ensuring your child feels comfortable. We will spend a lot of time building trust, chatting about their life, interests, relationships and goals.

When the time is right, we will explore your child’s trauma and challenges using evidence-based therapy tailored to their age, interests and goals.

You are welcome to join us for some this appointment or grab a coffee at a local cafe.

The Cost

Contact Reception on 1300 740 057 for the relevant fee schedule.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy

GENERAL INFORMATION

Our Cancellation Policy is specific to the service you will be provided. Please refer to your Service Agreement.

CANCELLATION POLICY – ASSESSMENTS

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking assessment. Cancellations made within 48 hours of an appointment will incur the total deposit fee. Cancellations outside 48 hours will incur a $50 administration fee. This family may return to the waiting list for the next appointment.