If you have experienced childhood trauma, you can speak with a Blue Knot Helpline trauma counsellor including for support and applications around national redress

1300 657 380
Monday - Sunday
between 9am - 5pm AEST
or via email helpline@blueknot.org.au

 

Do you need support for the Disability Royal Commission?
Contact our National Counselling & Referral Service on

1800 421 468
9am - 6pm AEST Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm AEST Sat, Sun & public holidays


Workshop Details

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

Cost

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 an Blue Knot Foundation professional member to be eligible for this price. Click here to become a professional member.

Testimonials

“Very helpful workshop - prompted reflection on self, practice and work issues. Thanks for providing different tools and ideas to use with clients/ colleagues/ family and self.”

KATHLEEN MILLER Alice Springs

“The self-care discussion helps remind you to check in with yourself. A reminder that for us to help others, we must care for ourselves too.”

NANETTE Women's Cottage

“An exceptionally good workshop where the trainer clearly imparted their deep and thorough understanding." ”

Gwen Lavis Counsellor

“Self care strategies shared provide realistic ways to care for myself and to help others care for themself. ”

Anonymous, Narooma

“I found this training extremely enlightening and eye opening. Highly recommended! ”

Anonymous Lifeline

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.

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Managing Vicarious Trauma

Managing Vicarious Trauma

 

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature, dynamics and risks of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

The training distinguishes the differences between, and appropriate responses to, direct trauma exposure and secondary forms of trauma exposure. 

It is appropriate for all workers who work with trauma clients and/or are exposed to traumatic material such as other people’s trauma stories, reports with trauma content, reading material, legal reports, compensation claims, visual trauma material and media content.  

It focusses on your emotional, psychological and other needs, and provides practical strategies on how to manage the impacts of doing your work, and how to build resilience so that you can continue to provide quality care to others.  

This training, informed by current research, will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to better recognise the early signs of VT and intervene accordingly. It equips you with a range of organisational, interpersonal and personal strategies to address the risks of VT and its impacts, and foster possibilities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience. 

You will also be supported to develop your own wellness assessment and plan to enhance your wellbeing.

By participating in this professional development training, learners will:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of trauma, its impacts, stress response, survivor coping strategies and possibilities for recovery
  2. Define Vicarious Trauma, its development, risk and protective factors, resilience, barriers to identifying it, and distinguish VT from other stress experiences 
  3. Analyse the role of organisations, trauma-informed supervision and self-care in managing vicarious trauma risk 
  4. Conduct a wellness assessment and take home tools to create a personal wellness plan

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 and other relevant research.

Who should attend?

Anyone in the workplace exposed to trauma stories or other trauma material. This includes participants from diverse sectors including, but not limited to, health, mental health, Alcohol and Other Drugs services, legal, justice, domestic and family violence, child protection, emergency, disability, housing, settlement, and employment services.



CANBERRA


4 Nov
Mantra on Northbourne
84 Northbourne Ave
Canberra
FULL - email training@blueknot.org.au to be added to the waitlist

MELBOURNE


27 Nov
Adina Apartment Hotel
189 Queen Street
Melbourne
FULL - email training@blueknot.org.au to be added to the waitlist

SYDNEY


13 Dec
Adina Town Hall
511 Kent Street
Sydney
REGISTER

HOBART


16 Dec
Rydges Hobart
393 Argyle Street
Hobart
REGISTER

BRISBANE


14 Feb
Ibis Styles Elizabeth Street
40 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane
REGISTER

MELBOURNE


8 May
Adina Apartment Hotel
189 Queen Street
Melbourne
REGISTER

TOOWOOMBA


8 May
EconoLodge Toowoomba Motel and Event Centre
2 Burnage Street
Toowoomba
REGISTER

BALLARAT


29 May
Mid City Hotel Ballarat
19 Doveton Street
Ballarat
REGISTER

SYDNEY


19 Jun
Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour
55 Shelley Street
Sydney
REGISTER

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Testimonials

“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.”

ANONYMOUS

“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.”

STEVEN

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

TAMARA

Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

For media comment, please contact:
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+61 425 812 197
+61 2 8920 3611
or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au


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