Children need help for future relationships

More than 2200 children in care in Queensland lack the foundations essential for loving, stable and healthy relationships for their teenage and adult lives, says child-trauma specialist clinic Carinity Talera.

“Harm that occurs in relationship heals in relationship. The older a child gets, the harder change is so providing the tools to people who work with children in care to overcome the barriers of the previous harm will allow positive relationship and healing to occur,” Carinity Talera Manager Anna Jones says.

As part of National Child Protection Week, Carinity Talera on Thursday (10 September 2015) will conduct its third annual training workshop for professionals to help children and young people build and maintain meaningful relationships.

“A loving, stable and healthy relationship with a primary caregiver forms the foundation for all future relationships in a child’s life. Unfortunately for more than 2200 children in care in Queensland they lack this foundation,” Ms Jones says.

“Children in care need help to build healthy and loving relationships with the people around them. Relating to others takes practice and can be difficult for those who have not had positive care giving experiences.”

“The training workshop focuses on attachment in child protection (the clinical term for relationship) and is targeted at professionals and students who work with children in care or foster carers. Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Creative Therapists, school staff and medical staff can all benefit from the training.”

Carinity Talera is a not-for-profit, specialist child-counselling clinic assisting children who have experienced abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Counselling and support are also available for parents, guardians, carers, and school affiliates of a young person.

What: Talera Third Annual National Child Protection Week Workshop
When: 1.00pm, Thursday 10 September 2015
Where: Progress Hall, 1873 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt

Please RSVP by emailing

For media enquiries please contact:
Emma Sugget, Communications Officer, Carinity
Ph: (07) 3550 3769 / 0409 865 930

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