The 2022 Program is now available! Click below to view.

We hope you can join us for the 2022 Trauma-Aware Schooling Conference in Brisbane from 10–11 September.


Do you work in a school, early childhood education, or a child or adolescent support organisation? Maybe you are an educator, school or program leader, school counsellor or student support specialist?

Are you concerned about how we educate and support young learners who are impacted by trauma?

Join us at the Biennial Trauma-Aware Schooling Conference in Brisbane, Australia – to learn from experts in the field and practitioners who will share their great ideas and practices with you.

We will be discussing topics including:

  • The impact of complex trauma on learners
  • Trauma-aware classrooms and schools
  • Trauma-aware early childhood education and care
  • The role of tertiary education in trauma-aware education
  • Trauma-aware education systems
  • Leading trauma-aware education
  • Trauma-aware education in First Nations communities
  • Trauma-aware education with specific populations or groups
  • Professional development of educators in trauma-aware education
  • Trauma-aware interventions and initiatives

Join us in Brisbane!

We are excited to announce that our (much anticipated) next conference, will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2022.

This conference will explore the issues of complex childhood trauma and the need for trauma-aware practice in schools and early childhood education and care.

We are holding this next event on a weekend, to make it easier for our colleagues working in rural and remote areas to attend.

We are actively working towards making this next event bigger and better than ever and really look forward to having the opportunity to network, listen to great speakers and share great practice again, and (of course) to enjoy all that beautiful South Bank has to offer.

Click below to hear an important message from the conference committee!

Please click on the ‘Register your interest’ button to join our growing mailing list. This will help us to keep you informed with developments as we work towards 2022!

Until then, keep safe and well!

Associate Professor Judith Howard and the Trauma-Aware Schooling Conference team

Dr. Judith Howard

Queensland University of Technology

Dr. Lyra L’Estrange
Queensland University of Technology

Dr. Meegan Brown
Queensland University of Technology

Beverley Turner

Metropolitan Behaviour Support Services
Department of Education


Dr. Tania Plueckhahn
Department for Education

South Australia

Ben Sacco
The MacKillop Institute

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