Trauma-informed training

A trauma-informed approach to working with children and young people.

The Homeward Project Trauma-informed Training will equip your Kids and Youth Ministry staff and volunteers with understanding of how and why a child from a “hard place” or with a difficult history may behave differently in a church environment. They will also be equipped with practical strategies to ensure programs are safe and inclusive for all children and young people.

This training will help grow understanding and build empathy about how past experiences change a child’s brain and how this should change the way we view behaviour. Then focus shifts to understanding the reasons behind the behaviour. Your team will leave with practical strategies to connect with a child and meet the underlying need, so that behaviour change can truly happen while investing into the child’s need for safe, nurturing relationships.

The Trauma-informed Training is designed to be introductory and facilitated in under two hours.

The Homeward Project team will provide training, resources and support for your nominated facilitator to deliver the training to your team.

The Trauma-informed Training resources include:

  • Facilitator Guide (PDF)
  • A five-part video series
  • Participant Booklet (PDF)

The training covers:

  • Part 1. The ‘Why’
  • Part 2. The Brain
  • Part 3. The power of relationship
  • Part 4. Behaviour
  • Part 5. Toolkit: Tools & techniques for connection
  • Part 6. Scenarios: Putting the pieces together

Request The Homeward Project Trauma-Informed Training now!

For enquiries about training facilitated by our team please email us at

This training is available as part of The Homeward Project model of resources and support for churches to develop holistic ministry of Out-of-Home Care. We look forward to exploring how we can serve your church to make a significant difference in this space.

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  • God’s ability to turn brokenness into good. Eva’s story

  • Foster Care: Leaving a legacy

  • Beauty from ashes. Tina’s story

  • A vision for God’s people

  • Birthday in a box.

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