Relationships with Children

The Effects Of Trauma On Development - Webinar

Early childhood trauma interrupts the development of social and emotional skills, language skills, thinking and reasoning. It can also result in significant behavioural difficulties as children struggle to navigate the world with these developmental challenges.  

All early childhood services will encounter children who have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma.

This two-hour workshop with psychologist Beth Macgregor explores the impact of trauma on development and offers strategies for early childhood educators to assist children to develop better self-regulation, impulse control, problem-solving and social skills.

What you will gain: 

  • Greater calm and confidence that comes from a better understanding of the needs driving the challenging behaviours of children who have experienced trauma
  • Strategies to help children develop the safety and skills they need to become better regulated and engage more successfully with their educators and peers 
  • Additional resources that can be used to deepen your understanding of children who have experienced trauma, and support the implementation of your knowledge in your everyday practice

Note: a recording will be provided for those who are unable to make the live session. 

About Beth  

Beth Macgregor is a psychologist who provides training and development programs to child welfare and education services. She began her career as a child protection caseworker in 1993 and since then has worked in various roles to support the most vulnerable children in our community. Beth has had the privilege of working with thousands of educators across Australia, assisting them to understand the impact of early childhood trauma and the profound difference that quality early childhood education can have in the lives of vulnerable children. 

2 hour contribution

Elective PD

Teachers may consider using this course towards their Elective PD hours, to maintain teacher accreditation requirements, in line with the Elective PD Guidelines.

Elective PD

National Quality Standard Areas

Area 5 - Relationships with children

Area 6 - Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

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Available Dates

Wed, 18 May 22

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Our Learning and Development Approach

Over 7,000 early educators, across all qualification levels, participated in learning and development with CELA in 2021. CELA has a strong vision and philosophy for professional learning, built over our 40 year history as the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector. 

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CELA Facilitators

CELA’s Learning and Development facilitators come from a wide range of early education backgrounds, equipping them with practical sector based experience which is second to none. All our facilitators have a common passion for meaningful growth in every educators practice, resulting in better outcomes for children.

Need specific training on a date and topic that suits you?

Our expert educators will tailor the content to meet the needs of your team. You choose the date, location and topic and we’ll come to you.

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Inservice Training

While our training calendar is extensive, we know that sometimes you need a more targeted approach. Our learning and development specialists can tailor your training to be delivered where, when and how you need it. 



We offer a unique mentoring program that can be completely tailored to your needs and specifications. Based on sound educational practice and specialist expertise, our mentors provide one-on-one and group sessions to support professional progress.

RTO Accredited Training

CELA’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 90842) provides accredited, nationally recognised qualifications including our child protection training for childcare, early and middle childhood educators. We use high-quality, customised training and assessment materials written by subject matter experts to meet the unique requirements of the early childhood sector.

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