Welcome to the Australasian Conference of Child Trauma
The ACOCT is a biennial conference that aims to improve the lives of traumatised young people by improving the understanding and practice of those who work to support, counsel, educate, protect and enrich them. The ACOCT showcases wisdom from, academia, Government and Non-Government sectors (health, education, child protection, justice), and the private helping sectors - each with a distinct role, yet all engaged in understanding and assisting young people and families affected by trauma.
The theme of the inaugural 2012 conference was, “Connected by Trauma: Research, Response, Recovery” which invited participants to discover and contemplate how new advances in brain science, innovations in service delivery, education, program consultation, clinical assessment/treatment and research, are improving the lives of infants, young people, families and communities affected by Trauma. The Conference focused on the impact of traumatic experiences from a developmental perspective in all its forms including the implications of single event trauma (such as natural disasters, accidents, and assault) and complex multiple-event trauma (such as abuse, neglect, and war). The inaugural 2012 conference was an outstanding success and welcomed a sold out delegation of over 425 practitioners from across the world.
In 2014 ACOCT will once again encourage collaboration of all sectors and engage key stakeholders that contribute to identifying and sharing the latest research, best intervention practices, and innovative ways to provide services and resources to young people, families and communities affected by trauma. To avoid missing out register your early interest either as a delegate, presenter, keynote or sponsor.
ACOCT connects, inspires, enthuses and rejuvenates practitioners who work at the leading edge of