Webinar- Reconnect For Resilience

  • 17 Oct 2018
  • 6:30 PM (EDT)
  • 24 Oct 2018
  • 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • Online


  • For teams of 6+ members

Registration is closed

We are excited to be able to offer ACLTA members the opportunity to view the Reconnect for Resilience Webinar which will be hosted by the Association of Child Life Professionals in the US. Please see below for more information about content, registration and pricing.

Reconnect For Resilience: Connecting and Enhancing Child Life Skills with the Neuroscience Behind the Body's Stress Reaction

Taken from the ACLP website

This webinar is based on the Reconnect for Resilience (RFR) orientation, which introduces the full 14-hour RFR training offered throughout western North Carolina.  RFR is trauma-informed and resiliency-focused, and offers practical strategies that child life specialists, medical staff, and patients and families can use to promote balance and wellbeing in the midst of a fast paced, ever changing healthcare environment.  This training teaches about trauma, the brain, the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and the human nervous system in a way that participants of all ages, educations, or backgrounds can understand.  This simple, teachable format is designed for anyone to learn, and the concepts and techniques presented in this webinar are ideal for sharing with multidisciplinary staff and families.

Julian Cate, CCLS has worked as a child life specialist at Mission Children’s Hospital in Ashville, NC, for 12 years.  Until 2016, Julian covered the 19-bed general paediatric floor and the 9-bed paediatric ICU while consulting in various departments such as endoscopy, the adult ICUs, sedation, radiology, and behavioural health.  In 2016, Julian transitioned into a position as the child life specialist serving the ICUs within Mission Hospital, primarily focusing on PICU, NICU, and the adult ICUs.  Since 2015, Julian has been involved in resiliency practices, both for self-care and as a means for working with children and families affected by hospitalization.  Julian has become a trainer in the wellness model known as Reconnect for Resilience (RFR), in which individuals are taught about the nervous system’s response to trauma and emotional upset, along with techniques that enable us to reset our own nervous systems to create balance within the body.  Julian continues moving forward with facilitating and advocating for trauma-informed and resiliency-focused practices within and beyond child life. 

After this webinar, participants will have:

  • Familiarity with the hand-brain model created by Dr. Dan Siegel
  • an understanding of the body’s use of its internal threat detector system
  • an understanding of the language of sensation, and how it relates to turning off the
  • threat detector system when it is not needed
  • two resiliency tools that help reset our nervous systems during times of stress


The webinar will be able to be accessed from Thursday October 18 2018 until midnight October 24 2018 Australian time. Members will be able to view it from home or work at a time convenient to them. A link to the webinar will be emailed on the 18/10 once we have received it from the Association of Child Life Professionals. 


ACLTA will partially subsidise the cost of the group registration allowing members to access it at the following rates:

Full Member- $15

Associate Member- $20

Group membership (6+ team members)= $100

Typically access to this webinar costs between $40 (members) and $150AUD (non members).


For more information, please contact email@childlife.org.au





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