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Supporting language and literacy learning following early childhood trauma
It is estimated that at least one out of every five young children have experienced some degree of early childhood trauma or disruption to their development.
The impacts of these experiences are often un-noticed, until years later when the child begins to fall behind or have other difficulties in primary school.
However, early childhood teachers, educators and other support workers can profoundly change these outcomes.
Alice Campbell is an early childhood development specialist, with a 25-year background blending health care and early childhood education. She is a well-known trainer in the ACT health and community sector, with a reputation for her immersive and engaging presentation style that emphasises the linking of research to the realities of working with young children and their families.
She supports staff, leaders and organisations seeking to improve social, mental health and education outcomes for babies and very little children in their services. Alice uses programming, projects, training and mentoring to support teams and leaders to use, extend and embed relationship-focussed practices leading to improved learning, development and social well-being in infancy and early childhood.
Alice has worked with, consulted to, and trained staff from a wide variety of service-delivery organisations, programs and projects. These have included UNICEF; NSW and Tasmanian Deptartments of Education (Early Childhood); HIPPY; Lady Gowrie; Relationships Australia; Barnardos; and numerous hospital and public health services, among others. Her roles have spanned research, evaluation, program design, project management, service delivery, supervision and mentoring, vocational training and professional development, policy development and audit contexts.
Alice’s work in supporting organisations to support children’s early relationships, learning, safety and well-being has been recognised across numerous state-level and national awards.
In addition, Alice is currently undertaking postgraduate research at Deakin University, examining the meaning of infant and toddler cues and behaviour in early childhood setting, and how educator mentalisations might impact on responsiveness in the educator-child dyad with implications for long-term outcomes. Alice also has special interests in integrated (teaching) programming, and the application of trauma-informed principles in practice.
* What is relational trauma, why it is so prevalent, what it does to children, and why it’s often missed.
* What the research shows about the effects of relational trauma on language and subsequent literacy development.
* The essential things young children need from adults to help nurture their language and literacy capabilities following relational trauma.
* What are the characteristics of play that best nurture language development for children whose relationships have been disrupted.
* Four simple steps for designing play-based activities, programs and curriculum that is language-immersive (and EYLF-linked).
* Using documentation to further extend and nurture language and literacy.
* Practical, affordable, hands-on activities and ideas to implement in your programs straight away (face-to-face workshop only)
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Alice originally trained as a Registered Nurse, and is an Early Childhood Educator. For 25 years has worked with parents, health and early childhood professionals, and organisations to strengthen development and learning outcomes. She specialises in the use of relationship-based practice and early mental health, social and emotional development. Her many achievements have been recognised in child protection, violence prevention, and early childhood education awards.