Healing Hearts = Strong Kids

Healing Hearts = Strong Kids (HH=SK) is a professional development program, designed in collaboration with remote Aboriginal communities, by the FISH team.

The strengths-based program is delivered non-judgmentally and is underpinned by the evidence-based theory of Positive Behaviour Support.

The program of modules supports participants to sensitively and appropriately upskill in identifying and understanding trauma, building a greater understanding of the effect of trauma on children’s brains, development and behaviour.

HH=SK also gives examples of how adults and children can promote wellbeing, with a focus on fostering strong relationships, emotional regulation, and nurturing child development.

The program of modules achieves the objectives by exploring:

  1. Practical intervention strategies.
  2. Trauma informed PBS strategies.
  3. Encouraging positive interactions.
  4. Inviting discussions on ways to positively support children.
  5. Promoting safe and secure relationships.
  6. Enhancing understanding through observation and role modelling.
  7. Building capacity to use positive behaviour support strategies.

Extensively researched and designed, content of the modules combines philosophical and educational theory with a variety of knowledge, key skills and lived experience. Training design, delivery and evaluation processes align with the ASQA approved TAE training and assessment qualification. The HH=SK series of modules is also influenced by the ACECQA approved principles and practices detailed in the Remote Indigenous Professional Development Package for the Early Years Learning Framework.

Feedback from participants has shown that the program has led to an increase in their capacity to identify how trauma presents, and how to best support children. This results in better outcomes for children and families, and for peopleworking with children.

For further information please email fish@onetree.org.au

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One Tree Community Services acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of country where we operate. In the spirit of reconciliation, we recognise their continuing cultural connections to their land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to their Elders both past and present and to all First Australians of today.

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