26 September 2023

More scholarships for child trauma trainers

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The Australian Centre for Child Protection Western Australia (ACCP-WA) is offering scholarships for specialised child trauma training programs.

The 450 scholarships are aimed at people working with children and young people with complex trauma, such as police and healthcare workers.

In a statement, the ACCP-WA said the training programs were designed to help practitioners better understand, respond, assess, and treat children and young people affected by abuse and abuse-related trauma.

“Further scholarships will become available throughout the rest of the year,” the Centre said.

The ACCP is a nationally-focused centre conducting research and professional training that helps enhance policy and practice to safeguard children.

Minister for Child Protection, Sabine Winton said no child should ever have to suffer trauma or abuse, but that is what child protection practitioners faced and responded to in their work each day.

“These child protection workers do such important work striving to improve the lives of children and young people impacted by trauma,” Ms Winton said.

“These opportunities for professional development will help them to better support and respond to the needs of these young people,” she said.

“Investing in specialised training programs to build our child protection workforce’s capability and understanding of these complex issues is invaluable.”

The Minister said it also showed continued support and commitment to protecting children and the ongoing response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Applications for the scholarships close this Friday (24 February).

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