Regular Training Events

Regular training events - Berry Street Childhood Institute

The Berry Street Childhood Institute hosts a range of training and events across the year. This includes a number of training offerings which we hold on an annual basis.

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Introductory Infant Mental Health with a Focus on Infants at High Risk



An opportunity to further your understanding of the mental health of infants, particularly those who are at risk or otherwise vulnerable through adverse family circumstances and/or maltreatment. This training will benefit those working in child protection, mental health, paediatrics, early parenting centres, maternal health, private practice and family support agencies.

The Childhood Institute and Berry Street Take Two in partnership with Austin Health and The Royal Children's Hospital are committed to delivering quality training in High Risk Infant Mental Health to improve the outcomes for infants, their families and carers.





Attachment-based practice with adults: Understanding strategies and promoting positive change



Clark Baim – International Speaker

This workshop will introduce participants to key concepts in the field of attachment theory and apply this theory to working with adults. The course will use presentations and participatory work, with an emphasis on inter-active learning (e.g. in pairs and small groups), to explore how attachment theory can inform a deeper understanding of the people with whom we work with and the methods that may help them to better understand themselves and change their behaviour.

Clark Baim is a Fellow of the Childhood Institute




Life Story Work



Richard Rose – International Speaker

Participants will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the Life Story process and how this work helps children make sense of the past, so that what has happened to them does not dominate, control or inhibit the present. Based on Richard's book 'Life Story Therapy with Traumatised Children - A Model for Practice', attendees will be shown techniques that have been successfully utilised to assist children to communicate their trauma.

Richard Rose is a Fellow of the Childhood Institute




Therapeutic Life Story Work Professional Diploma



Berry Street Childhood Institute and Child Trauma Intervention Services are delighted to introduce you to the 12-day Therapeutic Life Story Work Professional Diploma, developed and delivered by Mr Richard Rose.

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Yarning Up On Trauma



Healing ourselves, healing our children and families and healing our communities

An intensive four-day workshop for people who want to learn practical ways to better work with Indigenous families with individual trauma, family trauma, community trauma and historical / cultural trauma. The training focuses on and how to heal ourselves, our children, our families and Communities.

Amongst other practical methods you will learn the narrative therapy activity called Tree of Life that captures the skills and knowledge of ordinary Indigenous people and how to yarn about the ‘storms’ that occur in our lives in a way that doesn’t recreate trauma.

This training was originally developed by Berry Street Take Two in collaboration with VACCA (the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency.


Berry Street was first established on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present, and to all the traditional custodians of land throughout Australia.