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
Standard, regular Price - $330

Group (3+) - $300

Professional Member Price** - $290

*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.

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

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This 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 often intersects with clients who have experiences of trauma.   

This training, informed by current research, provides participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to better recognise the early signs of VT and intervene accordingly.  Through understanding 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. 

Material presented in the training is comprehensive, and additionally draws on the research based on Blue Knot Foundation's Trauma and the Law: Applying trauma informed practice to legal and judicial contexts.

By participating in this professional development training, participants 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 vicarious trauma from other stress experiences 
  3. Identify the relevance of vicarious trauma to legal practice, the areas of law to which it applies, and risk and protective factors for individual/organisational legal practice
  4. Using best practice approaches and the principles of trauma-informed care, delineate the steps to minimise the risks of vicarious trauma for staff, practitioners and practices, maintain professional resilience; conduct a personal wellness assessment and take home tools to develop a 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 Trauma and the Law: Applying trauma informed practice to legal and judicial contexts.

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.

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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 
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

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+61 425 812 197
+61 2 8920 3611
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