With Vivienne Batt
This presentation describes the work I currently do with a diverse and amazing team of co-workers.
We use the latest research in neuroscience and the evidence of trauma informed education and care to walk the learning journey with a small group of secondary school students.
These students have disengaged with mainstream schooling, have alphabet diagnoses and come to us at a very low point. We use a complex array of trauma informed, educationally sound, animal assisted, strengths-based approaches to re-engage each student with their learning journey, all from a Christian worldview.
You’ll find out more about trauma informed learning, the use of horses in helping students get in touch with their emotions and regulate, the treasure of rapport-building with safe and trusted adults and more.
This story is evolving, as we continue to explore new approaches, so expect another presentation in the next couple of years!
Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, Master of Counselling, Master of Guidance Counselling
Member of ACA: Level 2
Work: Head Teacher at Carbrook Animal Assisted LearningCentre in South East Queensland
As a teacher of 40 years and a counsellor of 8 years, Vivienne has combined her two passions to make a difference with some of our most struggling adolescents.
Married, with 3 children and 3 grandchildren and love for the beach, the bush, and getting away from it all with a good book and great company.