Trauma-Informed Care and Practice
This one day interactive training provides the information and skills needed by workers in service settings, to assist people seeking help for their often trauma-related daily difficulties.
A significant percentage of Australians have experienced attachment and developmental trauma and/or emotional, physical and sexual abuse and/or neglect. Many access diverse services more frequently than the general population. As this cohorts’ risks of re-traumatisation are high, their well- being depends on organisational and individual practice which is informed by ground-breaking research into trauma-informed practice.
The training will delineate, as the research demonstrates, that many presenting emotional and behavioural difficulties are, in fact, adaptive or ‘normal responses to abnormal situations’ and will provide participants with insights and tools to enhance client outcomes and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation. Participants will learn about advances in neuroscience, lived and service provider experience and how to work within a trauma informed framework which enables recovery and reduces re-victimisation.
At the session’s completion participants will be better able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the definition, prevalence, types and impacts of trauma on the mind and body including links to emotional and physical health problems
- Demonstrate knowledge of the 5 principles of trauma informed practice and the essential role of a trauma-informed approach in services and practice
- Demonstrate knowledge of the neurobiological underpinnings of clients’ presenting emotional and behavioural difficulties and understand them as ‘adaptive’ responses to trauma
- Demonstrate knowledge of the historical underpinnings of concepts of mental health, non- trauma informed practice and re-traumatisation prevention
- Acquire the skills to apply the 5 principle framework of trauma-informed practice in their organisational role or individual practice
- Conduct an organizational/personal trauma-informed practice audit
- Use experiential learning to develop trauma-informed skills in responding to hyper-aroused and dissociative clients utilising an understanding of the ‘window of tolerance’
Material presented in the training will be comprehensive, and will draw on the research based on the Blue Knot Foundation's Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery www.blueknot.org.au/guidelines