Call for Abstracts now closed

Thank you to everyone who summitted an Abstract, the Organising Committee for the Childhood Trauma Conference is now reviewing submissions for inclusion in the Conference program. We will notify you of the outcome of your Abstract by 30th May 2022.

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We had an overwhelming amount of entries this year – Thank you to everyone for your interest in presenting. The contribution of presenters is critical and we value your input greatly. It is a time to share your work and engage with colleagues with similar interests to your own.

We already have a number of abstracts held over from when the conference was originally planned. If you had an abstract accepted then, you will have received an email asking you to confirm your intention to present at the 2022 Conference.

But we do have limited spaces for new presentations at the 2022 Conference. All the papers are presented at thematically organised sessions on Wednesday 3 August 2022.

Have your Research, Practice or Policy concept explored at the Conference in a 30-minute presentation.

Submissions have now closed.


Submission Guidelines

  • The abstract word limit is 250 words not including abstract title, authors or institute.
  • Authors are allowed to submit and present one abstract only
  • Each accepted abstract will be allocated 30 minutes only. No extensions on presentation time will be provided
  • The notification regarding your abstract submission status of accepted and declined will be sent mid-late May, 2022. Further information for accepted presenters will then follow in the coming months.
  • Please note that it is mandatory for all presenters to register for the Conference. All presenting authors must be registered by Friday, 13 May 2022. Any presentation without a nominated presenter registration will be withdrawn from the Conference program. If you or your co-presenters and/or author(s) have not already registered please visit the online registration portal.

Abstract Themes

  • Child protection and trauma
  • Working with traumatised infants
  • Working with traumatised children
  • Working with traumatised young people
  • Working with traumatised adults
  • Trauma informed practice in supporting families
  • Trauma informed therapeutic out of home care
  • Trauma informed practice in schools
  • Trauma informed approaches to kinship care
  • Trauma informed practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
  • Trauma informed practice in youth justice
  • Trauma and natural disasters


For any queries regarding your abstract submission please contact the Conference Organisers via childtraumaconf@icms.com.au or 03 9810 0200.

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Conference Organisers
ICMS Pty Ltd
PO Box 170
Hawthorn VIC 3122
P: 03 9810 0200
E: childtraumaconf@icms.com.au

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