South Australia – Caring for children and young people with trauma for foster and kinship carers


This is the registration page for the Caring for Children and Young People with trauma course.  These two courses are for foster carers and kinship carers working within the South Australia region.  The program is made up of a series of 5 online modules, including an introduction module.  Each module will take approximately 45 and 90 minutes to complete. The training has been designed for carers to complete each module at your own pace. While each module needs to be completed, you are able to stop at any point and then recommence when convenient for you. 

South Australian Carers are able to register for this course by completing the details below. Once registered, you will have access to the online course immediately.

This training has been developed by the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care (CETC) in partnership with the Government of South Australia, Department for Child Protection (DCP). 

DCP values and respects the vital contribution of foster and kinship carers in supporting children to grow, develop and reach their full potential.  This trauma informed learning and development opportunity reflects the commitment of DCP to ensuring that carers are informed and supported, consistent with the Statement of Commitment for South Australian Foster and Kinship Carers. 

If you have a question about the course please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact support@childhood.org.au

There is no charge to complete this course.

Target Audience

The training package supports family based carers to develop their knowledge and skills to provide trauma responsive care to children and young people.  The content has been adapted to suit the unique needs of carers, through the development of a foster care package and a kinship care package.


Caring for Children - Foster Carers Online course
Caring for Children - Kinship Carers Online course

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Watch: Introduction to caring for children with trauma training

Watch the welcome and introduction video from the Chief Executive of the Department of Child Protection, Jackie Bray.

Other helpful links and information

Frequently Asked Questions about caring for children and young people with trauma training for foster and kinship carers

Healing Through Care: A Yarning Resource, has been made directly available to supporting agencies to be delivered face-to-face either one-on-one or in small yarning circles. It includes culturally relevant images, design and tone of voice and presents both western and holistic cultural perspectives of healing trauma.

The Yarning Resource has specific messaging for kinship carers, however, the tools are also relevant for foster carers who may share some similar joys and challenges in caring for Aboriginal children and young people and can be adapted for use. Speak to your DCP kinship care worker or agency support worker for more information or visit the DCP carer platform here.