Lauren Thomas

Lauren Thomas is the Director of the International Childhood Trauma Conference and Senior Project Lead, Child and Youth Participation and Engagement at the Australian Childhood Foundation.

In 2019 she was awarded a Fellowship with the Creswick Foundation researching International approaches to children’s rights for vulnerable children. 

Over the past 25 years, she has worked with vulnerable and traumatised children, young people and their parents and carers. 

A counsellor, teacher and trainer, her roles have focussed on empowerment as the basis for achieving change in a wide variety of helping professions; from legal settings to volunteer workers, teaching staff to private practitioners.  

Lauren has worked in metropolitan cities and remote Aboriginal communities and now works on the development of meaningful participation frameworks and projects for children in multiple service delivery areas. She is interested in co-creating platforms with children in which they can become actors in transforming society and is currently working on a variety of projects with children, young people and adults with a lived experience of abuse and violence.

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 +61 1300 870 195 / +61 3 9020 2684


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