Legal and Justice

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Testimonials

“I've done a good deal of study on working with trauma – so I was pleased to get a new perspective and plenty of value out of the day.”

SUDEVA HAWKES Family Violence Prevention Legal Centre

“Thank you for a well-pitched training session. Very informative and practical and very well and professionally.”

ADRIENNE SEVERI Juvenile Justice

“Excellent presenter who was able to personalise and connect the topic. Kept a well focused group and discussion. Presenter was able to help you feel empowered and worthwhile – validated our work.”

ANONYMOUS Family Violence Prevention Legal Centre

“Enjoyed the style of training. Lecture, questions, interaction. Very good. Thank you.”

ANN MILLER Legal Aid

“The training content and delivery was exactly what we were looking for. All those involved in the program felt more informed and better equipped to work and support adult survivors through trauma informed practice. Thank you.”

KATE DOBBRICK Maurice Blackburn

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Resources for Legal and Justice Personnel

This section of the website contains useful information for legal and justice personnel.

Below you will find relevant publications, articles, fact sheets, a video, general information and resources for survivors.

 

 

Publications

Blue Knot Foundation’s background paper Trauma and the Law: Applying trauma informed practice to legal and judicial contexts establishes the need to apply trauma-informed practice within and across the legal and judiciary system. Register and download a copy of this paper here.

 


Articles

ABC News | 15 Feb 2017 | Child sex abuse royal commission: Lawyers reveal trauma of representing survivors

"Those times when a lot of clients had been abused — I had been doing those same things with my own kids and getting secondary trauma," she said. "I started suffering flashbacks of things that had happened to my clients when I was with my own kids." Read more>>

 

Fact sheets

Blue Knot Foundation's fact sheet for Workers in Diverse Service Settings.

Workers fact sheet




 

 

 

 

Blue Knot Foundation's fact sheet for Managers on Trauma-Informed Service Delivery.

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Video - "Becoming Trauma-Informed"

is a video for anyone working in a service setting, including all staff and volunteers, of the possibility of trauma in the people accessing their service.

This short video introduces the concept of becoming trauma-informed. Through real life examples, it shows how implementing the 5 principles of Trauma Informed Practice: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment can and does make a real difference.

Being trauma-informed helps not only the person accessing a service and the person delivering it but also the service culture itself. Being trauma-informed is a win-win for all; this video will show you how.