We have recently launched our Cuddle Cases and Teen Bags Program for Children and Teens entering foster care. Children entering foster care are usually given a shopping bag or a plastic bag to move their few belongings. We provide a Cuddle Case, filled with new essential items like a teddy bear, quilt, pillow, hygiene kit, drink bottle and lunch box for school, crayons and much more. For Tweens and Teens we provide Duffle Bags filled with personal items such as paw paw ointment, earbuds, deodorant, personal care items, shampoo and conditioner and other essential items of their own. Our cases and bags provide each child with something positive, comforting and reassuring in what is an extremely traumatic time. A teddy bear to cuddle can mean the world to a child who is alone and scared and help them feel that none of what is happening is their fault.
Kerri Chard has worked with Little Stars Kids to create the trauma-based training program all tutors undergo. She is a leading voice in Child Protection with a background in psychology and over two decades of professional experience.
She has developed award winning interventions within the Education sector, assisting schools to better understand complex developmental trauma and support children in the education system as well as bringing trauma informed curriculums into the classroom.
Kerri is Queensland’s leading Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) practitioner, and is well known for her passionate yet pragmatic approach to the complex issue of Child Protection.