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Beacon House offers specialist trauma service and resources written using a ‘trauma lens’ where information, ideas and strategies are offered from this perspective.

Particularly useful for helping to explain childrens needs in the classroom and how their presentation may differ at home and at school.

Survival in Primary School here

Survival in Secondary School here

Survival at Home here with a handy last page printable

Behavioural to Relational Responses at School here

The Biology of Trauma Podcast is the missing piece in the body and brain connection to trauma.

Dr Aimie explores a variety of topics including how not to traumatise infants with certain parenting practices.

She offers us information about the neurological repercussions of parenting practices and other brain development.

If you only listen to one, try this practical one baby strollers here.

Raising Expecations offer free professional development modules on the experiences of trauma and its impact on engagement in education. 

Challenging behaviours? FASD diagnosis or behaviours? 0 to 10 in a nano-second. Major outbursts that can sometimes escalate into violence. Learn from other parents and carers, some who are also teachers, about challenging behaviours, strategies that help and how to get support for you and your child. The podcasts 06A and 06B Parents and Carers Podcasts are a great place to start.

This is a podcast about the human spirit. Bruce Perry, Gabor Mate, Janina Fisher and many other inspiring therapists, thought leaders and game-changers who specialise in trauma and related fields join Guy Macpherson, PhD for insightful interviews about what it takes and what it means to sit with those who've been impacted by trauma.

A variety of podcasts suitable to the variety of ways in which families are formed, covering topics such as how childhood trauma impacts child development and how to avoid triggering and being triggered by your child.

The Adoption Network offer resources for parenting adopted children and include a detailed guide on how to talk about adoption at the various ages and stages of development.

Parenting advice from a trauma-informed lens on how to keep grounded and stay connected during the Covid-19 Pandemic Staycation, and other trauma informed advice.

Deb Dana offers her rhythm of regulation, based on polyvagal theory, in podcast or written form, including teachings on how how to regulate involuntary physiological systems in the autonomic system, like heart rate, blood pressure and digestion. Important for moving from protection to find connection.


Robyn Gobbel is an educator dedicated to understanding why humans behave the way they behave and how the brain works after experiencing trauma, where behaviors are simply an externalization of what's happening in the brain, body, and nervous system. She offers response to children's behaviors in a way the creates healing, not just behavior change.

A podcast on helping children thrive at school with Adopt Change CEO Renee Carter. An insight for educators.

Produced by the Attachment & Trauma Network, Julie Beem & Ginger Healy explore the trauma-informed, attachment-focused concepts of Regulation (self-regulation/co-regulation) and Relationship (building connection) and how children build resilience and emotional health through the ways in which we parent.

Support & Services

As the go to organisation for the community, PCA Families delivers individual support and peer support services to permanent care, kinship care and adoptive families, informed by lived experience and research.

Information for Families

Whether you’re a prospective family, a new family or an established family, we have brought together information and resources to help navigate and respond to different stages of your family’s permanent care and adoption journey.


Permanent care, kinship care and adoptive families are an often hidden and under-supported group. They care for some of the most vulnerable children in our community.  We often hear from parents and carers that raising children from permanent care, kinship care and adoption backgrounds is rewarding, but that many families also experience a range of challenges. Families deserve to have their voices heard by those who make decisions on behalf of children.

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