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Enquire today regarding having in-house training. Please complete the online enquiry form, or alternatively, contact our In-house Training Manager on (02) 8920 3611 or inhousetraining@blueknot.org.au

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

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.

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

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.

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Testimonials

“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.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”

ANONYMOUS

“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”

STEVEN

"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”

TAMARA

Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

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Dr Cathy Kezelman AM
0425 812 197 or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

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