The Three Pillars of Transforming Care™️

Three Pillars of Transforming Care registrations and enquiries are to be discussed directly with the Therapeutic Welfare Interventions. To Register for the Three Pillars Course, Please go to and download the registration form
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For any enquiries or to Register for the Three Pillars Course, Please go to and download the registration form


About the Three Pillars course 

Developed by Drs Howard Bath and Diana Boswell, both with extensive backgrounds as practitioners and researchers in out of home care, the course is now provided in Australia, Europe, Canada and the USA. Designed primarily for direct care and education providers, the Three Pillars course is based on research evidence, current clinical perspectives and years of direct experience with children and young people with complex needs and challenging behaviours 




Train-the-Trainer Course 

The three-day train-the-trainer course is designed for organizations that wish to develop an
in-house capacity to provide the Three Pillars of Transforming Care.
The train-the-trainer course is targeted at senior practitioners, trainers, clinicians and others with responsibility for training, program design, case management or supervision. The program will cover the training material as well as the skills and program requirements for providing the training to others.

It will include opportunities for participants to present some of the material to other course participants.

Topic Areas

1. The need to understand the impact of severe adversity and trauma from within a positive-growth context rather than an exclusive focus on harm and dysfunction. 

2. The fundamentals of trauma theory including types of trauma, arousal and stress mechanisms, the impact on brain development, the role of memory and dissociation.
3. Research on the behavioral, social, cognitive and emotional difficulties that may affect young people who have been exposed to the various types of trauma
4. The Three Pillars of transformation - the need to FEEL SAFE; the need for positive, trust-based CONNECTIONS with caring adults and engagement with the ‘normal’ community and cultural roots; and the need to develop adaptive COPING strategies for complex external life circumstances as well as turbulent thoughts, emotions and impulses.
5. An exploration of key ‘everyday’ skills for addressing the three core trauma-related needs.
6. Principles of effective implementation

Approach & materials

Instructional methods include brief presentations, videos, worksheets, group discussions and a small number of role plays. Trainers receive a comprehensive training manual covering all course material as well as a guidebook that includes all PowerPoint slides and handouts.

The recently-published book The Three Pillars of Transforming Care: Trauma and resilience in the other 23 hours(2018, H. Bath & J. Seita, Faculty of Education Publishing, University of Winnipeg) provides a resource and reference guide for course material. This book is provided to participants to read before the course.

A knowledge test based on the contents of the book and training manual, is undertaken at the conclusion of the course. Upon successful completion of the course and knowledge test, participants receive a certificate and certification to provide the course for staff and careers within their agencies.


For costs, bookings and further information please contact Therapeutic Welfare Institute : 


To Register for the Three Pillars Course, Please go to and download the registration form



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