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Complex Trauma and High Risk Behaviour in Youth - Providing a Therapeutic Response

20 Nov. 2019
Darwin and Alice Springs

The Top End Family Law Pathways Network presents, “Complex Trauma and High Risk Behaviour in Youth - Providing a Therapeutic Response” with Mr Trent Savill, Consultant Therapist and Director of Complex Care, Queensland.

Tickets are limited, and prices are subsidised by the Pathways Network. This training is supported by the Australian Commonwealth Government. To register - password : pathways

The cost for this full-day training is $65.00



Thursday 21st November 2019, 8:30AM-4:00PM 
Oaks Elan Darwin, Mataranka Room
31 Woods Street, Darwin City 

Alice Springs:

Wednesday 20th November 2019, 8:30AM-4:00PM
Please contact Stephanie


This workshop has been designed to assist professionals to develop a better understanding of how to support young people with a history of relational trauma or attachment disruption, particularly those who are engaging in alcohol, drug-use, or self-harming as a tool to self-regulate. This training aims to simplify contemporary research, and through integration with practice wisdom, provide real hands-on strategies for supporting young people’s recovery and development.

The workshop will cover:

  • Human Response to Threat
  • The triune Brain
  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Neurobiology of Addiction
  • Neuroscience of self-harm
  • Mindfulness, breath and other regulating tools
  • Foundations of Empathy and Self-Regulation
  • Understanding Attachment & how Attachment templates become Disorganised
  • Facilitating Attachment and Trust in Maltreated Children (Dan Hughes)
  • Shifting from a framework of compliance to competence
  • Building Emotional Regulation and repairing the brain-stem with the Neuro-sequential Model of Therapeutics (Bruce Perry)

Trent Savill, consultant therapist and Director of Complex Care, has been working with complex and high-risk young people in the child-protection system since 2004. Trent provides consultancy to the Department of Communities (Child Safety) and Non-government sector around their most complex cases and delivers training around the provision of therapeutic care for Australia’s most at-risk and vulnerable children. His works also includes, intensive in-home therapy to children and families, training to carers and professionals, and has previously coordinated residential care programs.