Inside Out 4 Kids

For over 12 years, Inside Out 4 Kids (IO4K) has delivered its trauma, grief and loss program to children in the greater Launceston region. Over the last three years, and in response to the needs of local schools and communities, IO4K has grown to become a range of educative, psycho-social programs. The aim is to equip and empower children to have a strong sense of wellbeing so that they may be more resilient, learn better, enjoy a sense of belonging, and be happier and healthier. There are currently three programs that can be delivered in a variety of ways:

- Trauma Grief & Loss (TG&L) focuses on children experiencing trauma, grief and/or loss. This is an eight week program delivered in small groups or in one on one settings. It is a structured approach to support children as they process their specific issues and learn strategies.

- Unstuck supports children experiencing symptoms and behaviours associated with anxiety. Also delivered in small group settings, Unstuck gives children words to explain their feelings and tools to help respond more effectively in times of stress.

- Early Childhood Emotional Literacy (ECEL) is specifically targeted at the early years, and is a more general, educative emotional literacy program for whole classes or larger groups. This program helps young children identify emotions and the physical responses that accompany them, with this information young children are better able to self-regulate and therefore be more resilient.

All programs are delivered by a trained facilitator.

IO4K also offers training and professional development. Facilitator training allows participants to deliver IO4K programs. Workshops and information sessions are held regularly throughout the year. This is suited to Teachers, Social Workers, School Health Nurses, Chaplains, Youth Development Officers, Family Support Workers, and others who work with children and families. Members of the community with suitable qualifications and experience are also able to become trained facilitators.

Who this service is for

Children and their families in need of support relating to trauma, grief, loss and/or anxiety.

Training and professional development is offered to Teachers, Social Workers, School Health Nurses, Chaplains, Youth Development Officers, Family Support Workers, and others who work with children and families.

Opening Hours

Please call the IO4K team on 03 6335 3021 or email insideout4kids@citymission.org.au. Regular office hours are 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

How this service is delivered

  • Call or visit us online

    Follow IO4K on Facebook for lots of helpful ideas and tips to support children.

  • We'll come to you (outreach)

    ** Face to face delivery suspended, expected to resume July 13. **

    City Mission conducts this program in local schools. Please contact us to arrange participation in one of our programs.

Updated: 25/11/2020

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48 Frederick Street, Launceston TAS, Australia

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