Workshop Details

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

Cost
Early Bird* Regular - $264
Regular - $310

Early Bird* Group (3+) - $251
Regular Group (3+) - $295

Early Bird Professional** - $237
Professional Member** - $279

Early Bird* Student - $211
Student - $248

*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

“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

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“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 Healing Foundation

“It was wonderful training given that all my questions and issues were addressed. It felt like 2 days of supervision.”

SYLVIA ACEVEDO Clinical and Private Practitioner

“I found the training very informative and a window to many therapies and skills to focus on in the future. The presenter was excellent and certainly demonstrated a well informed knowledge of various modalities and therapies.”

ROBERT DORAN

“Absolutely fantastic workshops! It was great to discuss, hear and walk away with real practical strategies and techniques to assist my clients. Excellent resources given.”

KERRIE THOMPSON

“Extremely well presented. Covered salient points in trauma work. Very credible presenter, obviously knew the subject matter well, was clear, informative, and was careful to ensure participants' expectations were met.”

E. HUTCHING Relationships Australia

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 for the Legal and Justice Sector

Vicarious Trauma imageThis one-day interactive professional development training for legal and justice personnel acknowledges the significant risk of vicarious trauma (VT) and burnout in daily practice and distinguishes between them. In so doing it supports you, professionally and personally, to stay safe, healthy and resilient. Vicarious trauma is a normal reaction to repeated exposure to traumatic material and/or stories, and the practice of law intersects often with clients who have experiences of trauma.

This training provides participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to better recognise the early signs of VT and intervene accordingly. Through understand its dimensions, dynamics and risks, you will be able to engage in protective strategies, individually, professionally and organisationally. You will also be supported to develop your own wellness plan to enhance your professional resilience.

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of trauma, its impacts, stress response, ‘adaptive’ responses to trauma and possibilities for recovery
  • Define vicarious trauma (VT), its features, factors in its development and differentiate VT from burnout
  • Identify the relevance of VT to legal practice, the areas of law to which it applies, and risk and protective factors for individual/organisational legal practice
  • Articulate the principles and importance of trauma-informed practice to enhance client and personal well being
  • Delineate the steps to minimise the risks of VT for staff, practitioners and practices, maintain professional resilience; conduct a personal wellness assessment and take home tools to develop a 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?

Lawyers, magistrates, judges, paralegals, court staff, staff in correctional facilities, tribunals and dispute resolution, police, administration and all other personnel working in the legal and justice sectors.

BRISBANE

25 May
Velg Training
1/52 Jeffcott Street
Wavell Heights
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SYDNEY

16 March
Adina Town Hall Sydney
511 Kent Street
Sydney
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MELBOURNE

19 March
Adina Melbourne
189 Queens Street
Melbourne
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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

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Phone: 1300 657 380
Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
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0425 812 197 or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

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