Workshop Details

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

Early Bird* Regular - $241
Regular - $265

Early Bird* Group (3+) - $221
Regular Group (3+) - $253

Early Bird Professional** - $219
Professional Member** - $241

Early Bird* Student - $196
Student - $215

*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.


“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.”


“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!”


“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 Endorsed

CPD endorsed


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

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

Who should attend?

Workers across diverse service settings including in health, community, legal, justice, mental health, AOD, disability, housing 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.”

Psychologist Melbourne

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


“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.”


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


Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

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Phone: 1300 657 380
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