Research and Evaluation of the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) in two mainstream schools

Project contact

Dr Malcom Turnbull
T: 8344 9645
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Project Details

An educational framework, developed by the YRC for Berry Street in 2009, has provided the foundation for further development, refinement and application of an Educational Model that takes a Positive Education approach to trauma informed teaching. The YRC evaluated the effectiveness of the BSEM when trialled in mainstream schools. An initial pilot, partnering Berry Street with two State settings (a) informed delivery of a major YRC report in 2016, and (b) provided impetus for continuing evaluation of the impact of the BSEM in additional schools.


  • Helen Stokes
  • Malcolm Turnbull


Berry Street

Research Centre

Youth Research Centre