SRF Program

  • Alannah & Madeline Foundation Early Years Trauma Consultancy Service (Early Years TraCS)

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Assessment for learning and development, Partnerships with professionals.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.


    The aim of the Early Years TraCS is:
    • to support educators and other early childhood staff in understanding and working with children whose lives have been affected by trauma
    • to support educators and other early childhood staff to provide safe and supportive learning environments for traumatised children, which enhances their social and emotional readiness for school.

    Detailed Costs

    Base hourly rate: $150.00

    Outreach reflective practice - individuals: 1.5 hours = $225.00

    Outreach reflective practice - teams: 1.5 hours = $225.00

    Outreach debriefing/defusing Service: 2 hours = $300.00

    Behaviour management consultancy - Individual: 1.5 hours = $225.00

    Behaviour management consultancy - group: 1.5 hours = $225.00

    Trauma information service: 30 mins = $75.00

    Referral support: 1 hour = $150.00

    Travel - 90c per km (one way only)

    Full day service: $984.38 (representing a 12.5% discount)

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators and staff who work with children affected by trauma.

    Staffing: it may be necessary for educators to be released from the program to consult with trauma consultants. Backfill costs may need to be considered.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable