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Infants & toddlers: Using hope to address relational trauma

Infants & toddlers: Using hope to address relational trauma

Presented by Dr Wendy Bunston

Dr Wendy Bunston presents a two-day program ‘Revolutionise your practice now: Understanding how to work with infants and/or toddlers as well as their families, who have experienced relational trauma’. Wendy and her colleagues created the award winning programs: Parkas, The Peek A Boo Club™ and Dads on Board™. Her new book: ‘Helping Babies and Children Heal After Family Violence’ is published by Jessica Kingsley Publishing and due for release in June 2017’.

About the workshop

In this dynamic workshop you will be introduced to the principles of ‘infant-led’ practice, be provided with accessible and up to date information on brain development and strategies about what should guide you on how to intervene with infants and their families in the context of family violence. This training is relevant for those working as family support workers, in refuge, through to clinicians and case managers. For any professional working with infants, toddlers and young children who have been exposed to family violence and/or early childhood relational trauma, this training is a must. Handouts and pre-reading are also included.

About the trainers

  • Wendy Bunston, PhD, is a senior clinical social worker, family therapist, consultant and trainer.
  • Kathy Eyre, is a senior clinical occupational therapist, family therapist and mental health practitioner.
  • Kristen Pringle is a clinical occupational therapist and the Victorian director of the Trauma Centre, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Australia. 

All three trainers are qualified infant mental health workers who have presented their award winning work with infants affected by family violence in forums across Australia and overseas. The formal evaluation of their Peek A Boo Club work has been published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (ANZJC). Between them they have over 50 years of experience in working in child and adolescent mental health and are prominent in promoting ‘infant – led’ practice to help shift ‘stuck’ families who have experienced intergenerational trauma, particularly that of family violence.

To see more about the work of these three presenters go to our information for practitioners working with children.


Monday, 25 June 2018 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Extra info: 

Course Code CAL-ITRT


Melbourne CBD More information regarding venue and any pre-reading (if applicable) will be forwarded with confirmation email.




$310 SHS* funded workers

$760 non-SHS* funded workers


Click on the 'Register' button below and complete the online form.

* SHS (formerly SAAP) stands for Specialist Homelessness Services. Most domestic violence and housing/homelessness services are funded under the SHS Program through the Department of Human Services. If you are unsure about your SHS status, please check with your organisations Finance Officer or Administration Coordinator.

Please call (03) 9486 9666 if you require any assistance with your registration.