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Reboot is a whole-of-school program that provides staff and students with a common set of expectations and proven tools that proactively and strategically create cultural and behavioural change in response to challenging behaviours and students’ disengagement from learning. Reboot was created by Sarah Ralston over 10 years of supporting young people, staff and families to address the impact of childhood adversity and trauma. Sarah has combined her experience as a youth worker, teacher and counsellor with studies in psychology, traumatology, neuroscience, kinesiology, counselling, yoga and mindfulness. Reboot’s neuro-science based training, curriculum and strategies integrate social and emotional wellness into the fabric of daily school life to engage the most challenging students, and build life skills for all students to thrive. Reboot tools work for all ages, staff and students, in primary and secondary schools, youth engagement programs and out-of-home care. With the Reboot whole-brain teaching and learning approach you can:

  •  Improve student engagement, belonging and sense of safety
  •  Improve student attendance
  •  Reduce suspension and behaviour concerns
  •  Introduce the neuroscience of learning and whole-brain teaching
  •  Manage learning anxiety and create stress-aware classrooms with happier students and staff
  •  Inspire student confidence and goal setting
  •  Improve student emotional self-regulation
  •  Re-energise and inspire staff

Due to the highly kinaesthetic and practical delivery of training (99.6% of workshop participants would recommend this training to others) and the level of support to successfully integrate tools Reboot has seen a 900% growth over the past 18 months and will impact over 30,000 young people in 2017.


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Proudly Supported by the Queensland Government

The Department of Education and Training (DET) delivers world-class education and training services for Queenslanders at every stage of their personal and professional development. Through three key portfolios – Early Childhood, Education, and Training – DET strives to ensure that Queenslanders have the education and skills they need to contribute to the economy.

The shared vision of Queensland state schools is to ensure every student receives the support needed to belong to their school community, engage purposefully in learning and experience academic success.

DET is committed to providing safe and supportive learning environments for all students and recognises the importance of wellbeing to the learning process. Queensland state schools provide inclusive environments that nurture the wellbeing of all students so that they become resilient lifelong learners who respond positively to their changing world and pursue their passions with confidence.



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The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) is the peak body representing the interests of Catholic education in Queensland.
QCEC holds a state-wide strategic role, focused on the coordination and advancement of Catholic education in Queensland.
Key functions are to:

• Negotiate and distribute government funding to Catholic schools
• Advocate and promote the position of Catholic education
• Liaise with state and federal governments, partners and peak bodies, including the representative body for parents
• Communicate and respond to state-wide issues
• Provide advice on industrial relations matters, conduct independent investigations and lead enterprise bargaining processes in conjunction with and on behalf of Queensland Catholic school employing authorities
• Facilitate state-wide collaboration in areas such as curriculum, information and communication technologies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, religious education outside Catholic schools, education for ministry and social justice matters
• Research, collect and manage statistical, financial and educational information and data.

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Pathways to Resilience works in the area of social and emotional learning and resilience skills development across the lifespan, but particularly in children, young people and families. Pathways to Resilience has developed a range of evidence based programs for use in early learning environments, schools and communities. All programs are developmentally appropriate, are trauma informed and follow a neurosequential model, are based on attachment and relationship theory, growth mindset, positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behaviour therapy. Professional development seminars, community seminars and coaching and mentoring are also available. Our Vision – Resilient Kids, Positive Families, Strong Communities.

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Compass Seminars provides engaging seminars, books and resources for professionals in the education, health and welfare sectors.

We provide specialised training on issues relating to Trauma Aware Schooling including “Distressed or Deliberately? by Dr Judith Howard.

Along with Australia’s largest range of books and resources relating Trauma Aware Schooling, many exclusive to Compass.

Visit our conference book stall for books by keynote speaker Susan Craig and explore how we can assist you in becoming a Trauma Aware School.

WIN a ticket and join us for the 2nd Trauma Aware Schooling conference plus a $50 voucher to spend at the Compass conference book stall. Enter now!

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From enduring a challenging childhood to becoming an Archibald Prize Finalist, Jandamarra Cadd – a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent, is an inspirational man with many stories to tell. With his vibrant and expressive portraitures, Jandamarra’s art is emotive and insightful –  and is a powerful medium to bridge the story telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia. 

Painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity and story telling and in many of his paintings of the human condition, he seeks to be a peaceful voice for unity.   Jandamarra uses a variety of styles and mediums; with his unique blend of traditional aboriginal art techniques along with his own signature contemporary portraiture.


Act for Kids is an Australian charity providing free therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced, or are at risk of child abuse and neglect. We have helped thousands of children and families for over 29 years.

Unfortunately the demand for our services is not diminishing. In one year alone, there were more than 45,000 children and young people confirmed as abused or neglected throughout Australia – that’s one child every 12 minutes. Many of these kids get no professional help whatsoever, and end up with lifelong problems. But a small few find themselves at an Act for Kids centre.

Act for Kids operates 22 centres with a team of over 300 from Adelaide all the way up to the Cape York Peninsula. Our multidisciplinary teams provide intensive therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, youth mentoring, a protective behaviours program, family coaches and a preschool designed for abused and neglected children with additional developmental needs to ensure they are set up for success at school.

All of these services are provided free of charge to clients. While they receive some government funding, Act for Kids relies heavily on donations and fundraising to expand and develop their services and reach out to more children and families in need.