Strengthening Child Placements

2 hours
Self paced
ASK Training Behaviour Support Learning Challenges Out-of-home Care

Caring for a child in out of home care can be rewarding and challenging for both child and carer. Many children in placements have experienced disrupted attachments and as a result they may exhibit behaviours that can include tantrums, refusal, destruction of items or property, verbal aggression, self-injury, and physical aggression which can lead to placement breakdown.


*Course price excluding gst

Suitable for:

  • Foster carers
  • Kinship carers
  • Permanent carers
  • Residential care workers, case managers, and organisation leaders

What you’ll learn:

This course provides teaching on how trauma and disrupted attachment can lead to behaviours of concern and practical strategies to connect, respond, and de-escalate. Written and delivered by permanent carer and board-certified behaviour analyst Jenn Colechin, this course is a must for anyone who supports children living in placement.

What you’ll gain:

  • An understanding of how trauma can create unmet needs and influence behaviour
  • Practical and easy strategies for successful support
  • De-identified real world examples

Ready to turn knowledge into positive action?

Discover a world of transformative Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) training with our engaging and interactive online courses. You’ll learn specialised skills and strategies that you can immediately put into action.

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Meet your presenter

Jenn Colechin (she/ her)

BCBA, Developmental Educator MEd (ABA), MHS (Dis Studs), BEd, BA, SpecCertCrim (Forensic Dis)

Jenn Colechin is a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner, and highly skilled facilitator with over 24 years of experience in complex positive behaviour support.

Jenn’s clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based behavioural science and trauma-informed principles, and she has worked within schools, community, out-of-home care, and family-based settings. She has lived experience as a trauma-affected child and experience being both a kinship carer and a permanent carer.

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