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 Queensland Government draft consultation paper has warned that the state’s youth detention centres are operating permanently over accepted safe capacity levels. Original article
Yarn safe is a youth-led Indigenous mental health campaign, coordinated by Headspace Alice Springs, which aims to increase the number of young indigenous people connecting with the service. Original article
Australian National Imams Council spokesman Sheikh Mohamadu Saleem has said that there is a risk that Australia's military involvement in Iraq to fight Islamic State (IS) militants could result in more young people joining the Islamic State to fight. Original article