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Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice



Target audience: Anyone in the workplace from diverse services and sectors including but not limited to health, community, legal, justice, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, domestic and family violence, child protection, emergency, disability, housing, settlement, and/or employment services

Course summary: This one-day interactive training builds awareness to the possibility that clients, staff members and/or practitioners may have experiences of trauma, from childhood or more recently. It highlights how the trauma may be affecting their health, wellbeing, daily interactions and functioning.

This training encourages attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and to ask 'What happened to you?' using a ‘work with’ rather than ‘do to’ model with clients. It fosters collaborative practice, client and staff safety, a strengths-based approach and a trauma-informed lens which views symptoms as adaptive coping strategies.

Participants will return to their workplace with insights and tools which foster hope, recovery, enhance client and staff wellbeing and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

Material presented in the training will draw on research including from Blue Knot Foundation's Practice guidelines for treatment of complex trauma and trauma informed care and service delivery and other relevant research.

Professionals may claim CPD hours/credits/points for their participation in Blue Knot Foundation training workshops as a self-directed learning activity.

Fee payable: Yes

Delivery mode: On site

Financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Not specified


Blue Knot Foundation
PO Box 597
Milsons Point NSW 1565
Ph: (02) 8920 3611


Last updated: 22 June 2017
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