Julie Avery

Implementation and evaluation of a trauma informed educational practice model for community services

Julie Avery – julie.avery@monash.edu

Julie Avery is a practising psychologist and doctoral candidate. Her PhD considers the question of how the life-long effects of intergenerational disadvantage and vulnerability in children and young people can be moderated by trauma-responsive schools; how this could be achieved within the Australian context; evaluating the implementation and efficacy of RELATE, an emergent Australian trauma informed system-wide educational practice model.

Julie has considerable practise experience working with children, youth and families experiencing complex trauma. She has worked in many sectors and has been a consultant to government and not for profit organisations across a range of practice domains including out of home care, special education and challenging behaviour services, disability, complex needs, youth justice, and parenting services for vulnerable groups. Julie established Australasia’s first Alcohol and other Drugs Rehabilitation programme based on Therapeutic Community practices, a programme that continues to provide positive outcomes almost 30 years on.