Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care and Practice
This half-day professional development training provides an introduction to trauma-informed care and practice for frontline and administrative staff, and an orientation or refresher for anyone in the workplace. Many people presenting to diverse services have experiences of past and/or present trauma, which even when not recognised, affect their health, wellbeing, interactions and daily functioning.
By attending this training participants will acquire a basic understanding of trauma, its dynamics and the importance of trauma-informed approaches for minimising re-traumatisation and supporting recovery. The training presents the trauma-informed principles needed for a strengths-based approach. Participants will take home information and basic strategies to support the safe, trustworthy, and collaborative interactions which enhance client and staff wellbeing.
By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:
- Acquire knowledge of the types, prevalence and impacts of trauma, including complex trauma
- Utilise knowledge of the stress response and survivor coping strategies to better understand challenging behaviours, emotions and levels of arousal
- Acquire the principles of trauma-informed practice which support recovery and minimise re-traumatisation
This training will draw on research from Blue Knot Foundation’s internationally and nationally and acclaimed Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery www.blueknot.org.au/guidelines and other relevant research.