FREE LECTURE: The Tough Love Debate | Public Seminar
|The Tough Love Debate | Public Seminar : Can thoughtful schools achieve what suspensions and exclusions cannot?
Violence and bullying in schools is an understandable concern within many Australian communities. Teachers are being challenged with an increasing proportion of students who have experienced adversity and trauma whilst still needing to provide quality academic instruction to large classes.
The resultant increasing numbers of school suspensions and exclusions is not surprising; our society largely works on the premise that negative consequences will lead to changed behaviour. It is increasingly clear however, that the hopeful outcome of mentally healthy school communities is not being achieved and that other approaches are needed.
On Mental Health Day 2019, join us for a public seminar to hear from child trauma experts, Dr Howard Bath and Commissioner and Professor Helen Milroy, who will share their extensive experience in trauma-informed practice and the role that schools can play in supporting the mental health of children and young people.
Our speakers will discuss:
* Strategies that help prevent the cycle of adversity being faced by many children and young people
* The ‘why’ behind violence, bullying and the increasing mental health challenges being faced by children and young people, and
* Responses by schools and communities that are most likely to positively impact the whole school community.
During the seminar, Dr Karen Martin (School of Population and Global Health) will also launch the WA Department of Education funded ‘Thoughtful Schools Project’. This project incorporates the implementation and evaluation of the newly developed International Trauma- Informed Practice Principles which have been designed to guide schools to generate positive school environments that support mental wellbeing with academic success.
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