Becoming a Trauma Informed Church: the Impact of the Pandemic on Children, Families and the Community

Judi Fairholm B.Sc.N., M.Ed.

As Senior Associate with Proteknon, Judi is presently Co-Lead with The Alliance on COVID-19 and Child Protection and Lead on UNICEF’s Child Safeguarding online training.

Previously, Judi spearheaded the growth of the Canadian Red Cross Respect Education program from a grassroots initiative to a national/international award-winning program.

Judi has worked nationally and internationally with numerous governments, researchers, Indigenous communities, children and youth, organizations, NGO’s and INGOs. She incorporated violence prevention, safeguarding and psychosocial programs into numerous organizations and programs including disaster response and recovery.

She has received numerous awards such as the ICRC Florence Nightingale Medal, and has worked on projects in over 20 countries as educator, program developer, risk manager, writer, consultant, disaster responder and program evaluator.

Preventing Online Sexual Offending Against Children

Stuart Allardyce

Stuart Allardyce is a Director at the Lucy Faithfull Foundation with responsibilities for Stop It Now! Scotland and research across the UK charity.

He has worked as a social worker in the child sexual abuse field for over 20 years.

He is an honorary research fellow at Strathclyde University, vice chair of the National Organisation of the Treatment of Abuse for UK and Ireland (NOTA) and co-author of ‘Working With Children and Young People Who Have Displayed Harmful Sexual Behaviour.’ (Dunedin Press, 2018).

Funding Safeguarding Post Pandemic

Dr Joe Tucci

Dr Joe Tucci is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Childhood Foundation.
Joe is a registered psychologist and social worker with significant experience in child protection and working therapeutically with children. He has worked in the field of child abuse intervention and education for more than 20 years.

Joe graduated with Honours in Psychology (1986) and Honours in Social Work (1988) from Monash University. His experience includes child protection work, family counselling within community health services, and child abuse research with the Department of Social Work at Monash University. He has been a guest lecturer in child abuse and family therapy at Monash, La Trobe and Deakin Universities.
He is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia (CAPRA) at Monash University.

He has been awarded a Creswick Foundation Fellowship in Child and Family Relationships to work with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in the United Kingdom. Joe is well known for his training and writing about the neurobiology of trauma and the effects of
violation on the development of children and young people.

He has acted as consultant to a range of State Government Departments on child protection, family violence, youth justice and child welfare evaluative projects. He has demonstrated experience in developing and implementing child-focused therapeutic programs and child abuse prevention campaigns. He has also served on a number of advisory bodies including the Australian Council for Children and Parenting.

Joe completed his Doctorate into emotional child abuse at Monash University in 2005. He has presented at national and international conferences on family therapy and child abuse. His writing has been published in both Australian and international academic journals and the broader media. He is a strong advocate for the rights and needs of all children, particularly children who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect.