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The Over 1,000 Voices survey and Hope and Healing by Design workshops (April to May 2017) highlighted the complex needs of children and young people who are living in residential care. The Hope and Healing Masterclass Series is an important part of the professional development strategy that is being implemented to respond to identified needs and facilitate therapeutic skill development for Queensland residential care workers.

The Working in a trauma-informed way with children and young people exhibiting sexual behaviours that might be harmful to themselves and others, in the residential care setting workshop to be presented by Ian Nussey is an important addition to the Hope and Healing Masterclass Series.

This workshop will cover:

  • Understanding sexually problematic and harmful behaviours in children and young people from the research
  • Identifying what sexual behaviours should be of concern in the residential care setting
  • Managing problematic and sexually harmful behaviours in the residential setting – issues and strategies
  • How the Hope and Healing Framework and other therapeutic models can assist
  • What is the role of the residential care worker and care team in this process
  • How to engage families in the process, if appropriate

Who is Ian Nussey?

Ian Nussey is a Psychologist based in south-east Queensland who has been providing therapy and development processes for individuals, families, groups and organisations since 1990, in educational facilities and in fulltime private practice since 2003. Ian specialises in working with children, young people, their families or carers, and organisations providing out-of-home care services in either youth justice or child protection contexts. Ian was a member of the expert advisory group for development of the Hope and Healing Framework. Ian has particular expertise in developmental trauma and attachment disorders, substance misuse, sexual abuse, problem/abusive sexual behaviours, areas of youth offending (including violent and sexual) and family reunifications after significant trauma (including abuse).

When? Thursday, 2nd November

Where? Brothers Leagues Club, 99-105 Anderson St, Manunda, Cairns


The workshop will also be held in Hervey Bay and Ipswich

Click HERE to access and distribute a print-friendly flyer

Click HERE to register!

Registrations close on Thursday, 26 October or when all available places at a workshop are filled.

A small fee of $35 per participant will be charged as a contribution towards meeting catering costs.

Please note that PeakCare is unable to refund or discount a due payment if written advice of the cancellation of a registration is not emailed to at least seven days prior to the event being held.