Autistic and neurodivergent considerations in trauma-informed care

Start Date
Mon, 29 April 2024 - 9:00 am
End Date
  • ​Are you looking to deepen your understanding of trauma's impact on children and adolescents? 

  • Do you want to know more about neurodivergent considerations in trauma-informed care? 


This training is divided into three sessions: 

Session one: Understanding trauma

  • Explore adverse childhood experiences and neurobiological effects of trauma  
  • Learn the principles of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)  
  • Discover how to create a nurturing, trauma-sensitive environment 
  • Gain insights into trauma frameworks

Session two: Neurodivergent considerations in TIC 

  • Focus on the unique needs of neurodivergent individuals, particularly those on the autism spectrum 
  • Discover effective communication strategies  
  • Explore accommodations and modifications essential for interventions tailored to neurodivergent experiences. 

Session three: Screening tools and assessment 

  • Equip yourself with practical tools for identifying trauma and neurodivergence  
  • Learn how to effectively screen and assess individuals  
  • Provide targeted support and interventions 


Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the field, these sessions offer invaluable knowledge and techniques to enhance your practice and better support the children and adolescents in your care. 


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Jannine Nock

Workforce Delivery Lead

Jannine is a registered nurse with over 10 years of experience in medical, defence force, and mental health/AOD nursing.

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Sanam Bagherian

Ph.D., registered clinical psychologist in Iran

Sanam Bagherian, Ph.D., is a registered clinical psychologist in Iran and an autism specialist facilitator with Altogether Autism since 2019.

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Dani Edwards

B.A. Te Reo Māori, PGCert Bus. – Learning and Development Lead

Dani brings extensive experience in educational design and is deeply committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities.

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