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Youth Flourish Outdoors: Adventure Therapy Training

When: 17th and 18th of July

Where: Chillingham Community Centre

How much: $215 (discounted because it’s hosted by RiverTracks)

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/youth-flourish-outdoor-adventure-therapy-training-tickets-149634913053

Learn how to better help young people better heal from trauma through nature immersion and adventure!

About this event:

RiverTracks Tweed Valley is organising an in-house training event for people working with kids with complex trauma. This will be important training for the development of the RiverTracks team to ensure we are prepared to work with youth at risk. The event is also open to community members and industry workers.

Cost: $210 (includes a $15 RiverTracks donation)

The training will be held at a venue TBA in Murwillumbah. Billets are available if needed with RiverTracks start up volunteers.

If the cost is a barrier to you participating please reach out to RiverTracks by contacting Ahri as we are applying for grants that may be able to assist. [email protected]

For more information about the training see link and below: http://www.youthflourish.org/basic-complex-trauma-focused-advent

‘Adventure Therapy for Complex Trauma’ is a two-day training designed for Therapists, Youth Workers, Behaviour Support Teachers, Youth Support Coordinators, Chaplains, and others who support difficult to engage young people. Outdoor Educators will find the training useful in catering for ‘difficult’ students and will help improve outcomes.

Adventure as therapy is highly engaging, targeted and an effective therapeutic process. Adventures can be short, local and may not require adventure qualifications. Getting young people away from the normal environment can help them re-structure their world views of themselves, peers, systems and their potential. They can then return to the normal environment and be assisted to maintain these changes.

Our framework received excellent feedback at the 8th International Adventure Therapy conference (2018) and at other conferences. The framework is emerging, being the focus of research at Griffith University, yet already provides a simple, achievable and targeted method through which an array of program options can be designed.

Detail: 2 full days, 8am to 4pm

Day 1 – theory of Complex Trauma and Trauma Focused Adventure

Day 2 – workshops in using Outdoor Activity to Heal includes a comprehensive pdf ebook.

For previous participant feedback see: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6399467291981021184

For photo’s of past courses see: https://www.facebook.com/pg/youthflourishoutdoors/photos/?tab=album&album_id=151051165499598

And a content summary here: https://prezi.com/view/9NE9aXQrDicmLggbm1Sq/

For bookings: https://www.youthflourish.org/training

Basic course content:

Day 1 – Complex trauma theory.

New approaches to mental health

Neuro basis of harm and healing

Adverse childhood experiences

Phased treatment process (Safety, Processing, Integration a and b)

Targeted therapy outcomes

Adventure therapy theory

Domains of adventure experience (nature, adventure, social, individual, time)

Four therapeutic benefits of using the model

4×5=4 model of complex trauma focused adventure therapy

Day 2 – workshops to apply the theory to a variety of potential adventure activities. Works through each phase of treatment and how the activities can help or hinder treatment at each phase. Tips for customers to guide outdoor operators toward appropriate delivery.





Day 2 concludes with a period of refection where participants plan and discuss their implementation of the model.

Please invite interested friends and networks.