The role of teachers in the lives of traumatised children cannot be underestimated. This booklet from the Child Safety Commissioner, Victoria encourages teachers and other school personnel to forge vital attachments to traumatised children through two key mechanisms: understanding traumatised children and developing relationshipbased skills to help them. Teachers who understand the effects of trauma on children’s education, who are able to develop teaching practices to help them, and who are able to participate actively and collaboratively in the systems designed to support traumatised children will not only improve their educational outcomes but will assist in their healing and recovery.
A doll representing the measurements of an average 19-year-old young woman is preferred to Barbie by young school children in the USA. Original article
Professor Peter Buckskin, Dean of the University of South Australia and project director of the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI), says despite a push to boost Indigenous teacher numbers over many years, there is still a long way to go. Original article