Education and Training

Access to knowledge and new skills is not only an investment in a person’s future, it also strengthens the communities in which we work and live.

CASPA provides a range of vocational courses and public workshops conducted by accredited and experienced care sector professionals.


Our courses and workshops


Foster Care related programs from information sessions to detailed workshops for experienced carers. 

Parenting programs including PACE and Triple P, Nurtured Hearts and Bringing Up Great Bubs, as well as a range of child behavioural support workshops. 

Vocational training and workshops designed to enhance current skill sets, address knowledge gaps and facilitate knowledge transfer.

Education services for youth six to 25 years


CASPA onsite Learning Centre in Lismore is staffed with teachers and education support staff providing tailored education support for children transitioning to school, or subject to suspension, expulsion or school refusal. 

The CASPA Learning Centre is open Monday to Friday and offers flexible appointment times


Professional Resources available for purchase


Developmental Trauma by Jacob Walsh is an information and sensory activity booklet for anyone that supports young people who have experience developmental trauma.  

The main aim of this booklet is to give yo some tools that you can use when supporting children and young people that have experienced childhood trauma along their journey towards recovery. 

This booklet further aims at bringing everyone in a traumatised young person's life together on the same page. Building capacity, connection and creating safety is a shared responsibility across all services, organisations, carers and family in a young person's journey.

To purchase a hard copy of this booklet, donate a nominal amount (minimum donation $15) and your booklet will be mailed to you. 

To purchase more than one copy, click 'write a comment' and add number of copies.