Workshop Details

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

Cost
Early Bird* Regular - $264
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

“This training was highly recommended to me from people who attended it before. And truly very right. Very relevant to my work, this training was very interesting, resourceful and well organised.”

POVICE KUPWIL Community Care Northern Beaches

“Extremely professional and well organised in the running of their Trauma Informed Care Workshop.”

MEGAN ANDERSON

“It was fantastic very eye opening and it has definitely changed the way I see trauma and it changes my perspective of people.”

BORBALA Lifeline Western Sydney

“Thanks to them I feel much more confident in the foundations of TIC and have new skills I'm eager to implement at work and in my personal life. This is the best training I've ever done!”

DANYELLE KAPLAN Caseworker, FACS

“Thank you! The most engaging and informative training day I have attended. Looking forward to introducing the things I have learnt into both my personal and professional life.”

CARLI Lifeline Macarthur

CPD Information

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

Blue Knot Foundation helps you meet your reporting obligations by having clearly articulated learning outcomes attached to each workshop and issuing Certificates of Attendance to participants upon completion of the workshop. For more information please refer to your professional association or the AHPRA website.

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Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

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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.

The training provides attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to better support their clients' sensitivities and vulnerabilities, minimise re-traumatisation and enhance possibilities for recovery. As a significant percentage of Australians with trauma histories engages with diverse services, a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice is vital for every person working in health and human services.

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.

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:
  • Utilise knowledge of the types, prevalence and impacts of trauma to articulate the benefits of trauma-informed services
  • Analyse the stress response to better understand your clients’ challenges in regulating their emotions and arousal
  • Use a trauma-informed lens to reframe challenging emotions and behaviours as ‘adaptive’ responses to trauma
  • Apply the principles of trauma-informed practice to develop strategies which enhance safety, minimise re-traumatisation and support recovery
  • Perform an individual/organisational practice audit

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 www.blueknot.org.au/guidelines and other relevant research. 

Who should attend?

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

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“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

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Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

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