Trent Savill: Understanding and Responding to Controlling and Escalated Behaviours in Children

Trent Savill: Understanding and Responding to Controlling and Escalated Behaviours in Children

As part of our free webinar series, Family Law Pathways Networks across Australia invite you to join a free webinar by leading expert Trent Savill. 


WHEN   Wednesday, 20 May
   11:00AM – 12:30PM AWST (1:00PM – 2:30PM AEST)
WHERE    Online webinar

   Free of charge, registrations essential.
   Register here

Registered participants will be emailed a link for the webinar within 24 hours of the scheduled start time and will also have access to a recording of the webinar for a period of time following the live stream.


This workshop supports professionals to better understand and respond to children and young people who engage in aggressive and controlling behaviours. The workshop will explore how developmental attachment impacts on our capacity to trust and hand over control to others, and also looks at the important cognitive skills required to be able to comply with the expectations of others. Participants will then be provided with a range of strategies that support children to - trust and feel safe with others, integrate the needs of others with their own, and to seek the attention of adults in a more adaptive fashion.

Overview of Training

  • The Triune Brain
  • Trust vs Control
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Distorted templates for others
  • Reading and responding to miscues
  • Reducing power struggles
  • Integrating Needs
Trent Savill

Trent Savill is a consultant therapist and the Director of Complex Care, a Brisbane based counselling and consultancy service that specialises in the provision of therapeutic placement support to children in care with complex support needs. Trent has been working with complex and high-risk young people in the child-protection system since 2004, coordinating residential care, providing consultancy to the Department of Communities (Child Safety) and Non-government sector, intensive in-home therapy to children and families, and training to carers and professionals. Trent’s primary role now involves consulting with different agencies around their most complex/high-risk cases and delivering training around the provision of therapeutic care for Australia’s most vulnerable children and young people.