What We Do

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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

For Legal and Justice Personnel

The applicability of `trauma-informed practice’ to the practice of law is an emerging area of interest and research. While originating from within the field of mental health, there is mounting evidence that the legal and justice sector too, needs to become trauma-informed. 

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.

A short paper, Dealing with Trauma was published in the Victorian Law Institute Journal in October 2016.

Blue Knot Foundation deliver a range of trauma-informed and vicarious trauma professional development training options for legal and justice professionals and personnel. To enquire about our in-house training for your organisation or professional group, please contact us on 02 8920 3611 or inhousetraining@blueknot.org.au

Blue Knot Foundation also runs a trauma-informed group supervision/debriefing/case consultation brokerage service. To find out more, click here.