The Child Aware Approach training program aims to offer every child the opportunity to flourish and thrive. We aim to always keep children safe. The Child Aware Approach takes this one step further with a 4 hour training session covering topics including: Ages and Stages of child development, human drivers, and the meaning and effect of "trauma" in childhood development. The impacts of trauma and the local services and resources available to people plays an integral part of the training.

The Child Aware Approach is a core competency for all UCSA staff and is provided as CARES to allied service providers, parent groups, or any individuals or groups willing to be involved. 

How does CAA work?

The Child Aware Approach uses interactive training to cater for diverse learning styles, aiming to increase awareness of factors impacting childhood development from the moment of conception to the age of 2 and beyond through the early teenage years. The goal of the Child Aware Approach is to influence the culture of our communities and change the cycle of disadvantage and poverty across the region. Through the Child Aware Approach we can create increased awareness of healthy childhood development and how essential this is for all children to flourish and thrive.

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