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Testimonials

“I am not a counsellor but it was extremely helpful in helping to design a community-based healing strategy for the Catholic Church.”

DES CAHILL In Good Faith

“I felt cared for, relaxed and supported. Brilliant day!”

FIONA STEINER Satanaya Yoga Academy

“Many of our course participants commented that it was the best training they had ever done by the best trainer they had ever experienced. I would recommend the Trauma Informed Practice Workshop to anyone who wants to support others.”

Urvashi Mangrove Yoga Ashram

“We have had so many positive comments from participants, who enjoyed both the training content and the delivery of the training.”

LOUISE HISCOX Professional Standards Office Catholic Church

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 Institutional Settings

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This one-day interactive professional development training provides the information and skills needed by all personnel working in institutional settings. Institutions play a critical role in our community and large numbers of people seek support and diverse services from them. 

Many people have been impacted, directly or indirectly by institutional child sexual abuse and other traumas and we have witnessed their distress and the harm done. It is essential to the wellbeing of those affected, including their loved ones, as well as all other people engaging with institutional services, now and in the future, for the service itself, its policies and practice, and its personnel to be trauma-informed. 

People with histories of past and present trauma are especially vulnerable to destabilisation and re-traumatisation when any processes or interactions replicate elements of the original abuse and/or are not trauma-informed.

This training delineates the prevalence, dynamics and impacts of institutional child sexual abuse, and promotes understanding of survivor coping strategies and their intersection with institutional dynamics. It also workshops the principles of trauma-informed practice using diverse case scenarios and provides institutional personnel with the insight and tools needed to facilitate positive engagement and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation in the future.

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:

  • Utilise knowledge of the prevalence and impacts of the complex trauma of institutional child sexual abuse to articulate the benefits of trauma-informed institutions
  • Analyse the stress response and survivor coping strategies to better understand the challenges clients affected by institutional abuse experience in regulating their emotions and arousal 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and importance of trauma-informed practice in institutions in the context of institutional dynamics
  • Apply the 5 trauma-informed principles to individual/organisational practice and perform a trauma-informed practice audit
  • Acquire trauma-informed strategies for supporting emotional regulation, optimal arousal 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 personnel working within any institution in any capacity.