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Workshop Details

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


Early Bird Price - $310

Group (3+) - $300

Professional Member** - $290

Standard Price - $330

Student Price - $250

*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.

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.


“I commend this workshop to service providers and those involved in social services to ensure you are up to date on the issues surrounding caring and appropriate responses to people who have experienced child abuse.”

ALAN WOODWARD Lifeline Research Foundation

“Thank you - a very informative and engaging day. Should honestly be compulsory for this industry.”

SAMANTHA SPEIRS Lifeline, Melbourne

“Thank you I found the training valuable and enjoyable. The more trauma-informed all government and non-government are, the better for individuals and families.”

TINA VAN KOLCK Central Coast Family Support Service

“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

“Great training - good to talk about examples in the workplace and connect them to the training. Having worked in child abuse and investigation for over 10 years, I've never been delivered training so relevant.”

ANTOINETTE AGUILINA Professional Standards Office

Training not in your area?


Working with Intergenerational and Collective Trauma- fostering healing and building resilience

Historical Trauma

This one-day interactive professional development training, informed by current research, provides the information, understanding and skills needed by people working in any health or human service role. It explores the often substantial compounded impacts of diverse traumas on individuals, whole populations and communities, including across generations.

By attending this training, participants will better understand the complexities of intergenerational, collective and historical trauma, particularly in the Australian context with its history of colonisation, marginalisation and cumulative trauma. The training will explore the mechanisms in which trauma is transmitted across and between generations and pathways to healing and resilience.

There will be lots of opportunities for interactive exercises and reflection within the training, so that learners can apply their learning in their daily life, including their work role.

The concept of collective impact will be used together with trauma-informed principles to workshop community-based strategies to make a difference in addressing historical trauma.

This training equips anyone working with people impacted by historical and intergenerational trauma to build on a compassionate and nuanced understanding of the challenges faced by particular groups in Australian society.

By participating in this professional development training, participants will:

1.      Gain an understanding of historical, collective and intergenerational trauma in the Australian context

2.      Articulate the dimensions of impact, mechanisms of intergenerational transmission, risks and protective factors, and the role of attachment

3.      Define and articulate strategies to foster resilience and healing, using trauma informed care principles

4.      Using the concept of collective impact and trauma informed care principles, workshop strategies to design a pathway forward

Material presented in the training will draw on research including from Blue Knot Foundation's Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery and other relevant research. 

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Who should attend?

This training will suit all staff who work with, or manage services for, people who may have experienced historical, collective and intergenerational trauma. This includes service managers, therapists, case workers, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, community, mental health and peer workers, primary care practitioners, policy makers, program managers and other professionals.

Dates and Locations


24 Oct
Adina Town Hall Apartment Hotel
511 Kent Street


22 Nov
Adina Apartment Hotel
189 Queen Street

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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
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

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