Training Opportunities for Carers

OzChild’s Thriving Families program is a new initiative aimed at providing a suite of practical, emotional, community and training supports for OzChild's kinship and foster carers to enhance, improve and support your caring journey.

It is our hope, that providing our carers with learning opportunities, Thriving Families will remove hurdles and facilitate better support, improving the day-to-day carer experience, enabling every member of the carer household to thrive.

Carer training opportunities are for OzChild carers only and are aimed at delivering a wide range of topics to include, dealing with trauma, managing challenging behaviours, building resilience and providing tools and strategies, to name just a few.

Training topics, dates and details will be updated as new opportunities are available.

If you are a current OzChild carer you will receive information about your online learning opportunities. If you are not an OzChild carer and would like to find out more please reach out to our team via email

Restoring Families

About the program
Restoring the balance of care: Navigating the puzzle of therapeutic parenting.
Restoring Families provides trauma informed support and intervention to children and families. Kathryn and Lainie are Therapeutic Consultants with specialised training & postgraduate qualifications in Therapeutic Care, Developmental Trauma & Family Therapy.

Read more about the Restoring Families program

Please book this online training by emailing

Please note: 20 participants per session and you must attend all three consecutive sessions to complete the program.


Thursday 11th, 18th & 25th
10.00am – 12.00pm

MARCH 2021
Tuesday 16th, 23th & 30th
6.00pm – 8.00pm
TBC (likely adolescent)

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF)

About the program
Two-hour online workshops for foster and kinship carers Workshops to provide an opportunity for psychoeducation, reflection and discussion.

Workshops proposed:

  • Understanding the Impact of Family Violence on Children
  • Understanding trauma and the impact on the developing brain
  • Tools for understanding and supporting children (PACE, Iceberg Model, Window of Tolerance, Shield of Shame)
  • Carer reflections (reflecting on experience of being parented and role as carer, drawing upon BUGK principles)

Likely March, April 2021

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