Workshop Details

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
(Registration from 8:45am)
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Cost
Early Bird* Regular - $246
Regular - $310

Early Bird* Group (3+) - $251
Regular Group (3+) - $295

Early Bird Professional** - $237
Professional Member** - $279

Early Bird* Student - $211
Student - $248

*The early bird price applies to all bookings for workshops made 8 weeks or more ahead of the training date.
**You must be logged in as a Blue Knot Foundation professional member to be eligible for this price. Click here to become a professional member.

Testimonials

“The course has provided me with even more confidence to help clients at work. Very worthwhile seminars – well run – great information.”

ANONYMOUS Family Violence Prevention Legal Service

“The service provided was of high standard and met the expectations of the organisation. I would use this service again for any training needs.”

VICKI ROLLO NSW Domestic Violence Line

“Excellent facilitation. Very clear presentation with appropriate use of electronic presentation, balance with active exercises e.g. role plays. Thank you.”

KRISTEN BURIEL Violence, Abuse and Neglect Service

“The support, advice, service and training received from Blue Knot Foundation staff and consultants was top notch and I would recommend that people ... should complete trauma informed training delivered by Blue Knot Foundation.”

ANONYMOUS Family Violence Prevention Service

“Participating in the workshop gave me confidence and training skills on how to deal with client issues.”

ANONYMOUS Bankstown Women’s Health Centre

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Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services

Family Domestic Violence

This one-day interactive professional development training provides the trauma-informed information and skills needed by personnel working with people and families with experiences of domestic and family violence (DFV), past and current

As victims of substantial trauma, they often live in fear of, and/or experience ongoing threats or acts of violence, which severely compromise their physical and emotional safety. The trauma/s can profoundly affect their thoughts, beliefs and behaviours. It is important for all people working with victims of DFV to use a trauma-informed lens which asks: “What happened to you?” and to ground their individual and service practice in an understanding of the dynamics of traumatic stress and ‘adaptive’ coping strategies.

This training will workshop the principles of trauma-informed practice using DFV case scenarios and highlight the importance of ‘working with’ rather than ‘doing to’, of collaborative relationships, choice, client and staff safety and a strengths-based approach. It provides participants with insights and tools to take back to the workplace which will enhance the safety and wellbeing of the people and families they support, foster recovery and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:

  • Utilise knowledge of the prevalence and impacts of the complex trauma of domestic and family violence (DFV) to articulate the benefits of trauma-informed DFV services
  • Analyse the stress response and survivor coping strategies to better understand the challenges of clients affected by DFV in regulating their emotions and arousal
  • Apply the principles of trauma-informed practice to develop strategies which enhance safety, minimise re-traumatisation and support recovery for families who have experienced family violence
  • Perform an individual/organisational practice audit
  • Acquire trauma-informed strategies to help support optimal arousal, emotional regulation and safety

Material presented in the training will draw on research from Blue Knot Foundation's Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery www.blueknot.org.au/guidelines and other relevant research.

Who should attend?

All staff and practitioners working with victims of DFV in any capacity, either in specialist DFV services or within generalist services to which people with experiences of interpersonal violence present for support.

SYDNEY

24 July The Portside Centre
Symantec House, Level 5, 207 Kent Street
Sydney
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BRISBANE   

28 July Velg Training
1/52 Jeffcott Street
Wavell Heights
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