Black Saturday still haunts the community of Kinglake, where 120 lives were lost in February 2009. While trees have grown back and many houses have been rebuilt, trauma is never far from the surface.

In 2016, Kinglake Ranges Children’s Centre was at a crossroads. Educators were observing ‘extreme levels of very challenging behaviour’ in children across the centre, and knew it was time to make a change. Learn how bush kinder is helping children and educators cope with trauma.

This article first appeared in Embrace #7.

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