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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

*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.

Testimonials

“The course has provided me with even more confidence to help clients at work. Very worthwhile seminars – well run – great information.”

ANONYMOUS Family Violence Prevention Legal Service

“The service provided was of high standard and met the expectations of the organisation. I would use this service again for any training needs.”

VICKI ROLLO NSW Domestic Violence Line

“Excellent facilitation. Very clear presentation with appropriate use of electronic presentation, balance with active exercises e.g. role plays. Thank you.”

KRISTEN BURIEL Violence, Abuse and Neglect Service

“The support, advice, service and training received from Blue Knot Foundation staff and consultants was top notch and I would recommend that people ... should complete trauma informed training delivered by Blue Knot Foundation.”

ANONYMOUS Family Violence Prevention Service

“Participating in the workshop gave me confidence and training skills on how to deal with client issues.”

ANONYMOUS Bankstown Women’s Health Centre

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Trauma-Informed Care and Practice when working with Domestic and Family Violence - Level 1

Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services (Level 1)

This one-day interactive professional development training, informed by current research, provides the trauma-informed information and skills needed by personnel working with people and families with experiences of domestic and family violence (DFV), past and current. 

This training is part of a training series.  The Level 1 package provides participants with information about complex trauma presentations, skills to embed trauma-informed care and practice principles in their approach to anyone experiencing DFV and how the workplace could incorporate these principles. The one-day Level 2 training goes into much more detail around the complexity of supporting someone experiencing DFV, how to manage longer term and complex impacts, how perpetrator factors influence service responses, and uses case scenarios to unpack best practice approaches. 

As survivors of substantial trauma, people experiencing violence often live in fear of, and/or experience ongoing, threats or acts of violence which severely compromise their physical and emotional safety. The trauma/s can profoundly affect their thoughts, beliefs and behaviours. It is important for all people working with victims of DFV to use a trauma-informed lens which asks: “What happened to you?” and to ground their individual and service practice in an understanding of the dynamics of traumatic stress and adaptive coping strategies.

This training workshops the principles of trauma-informed practice using DFV case scenarios and highlights the importance of ‘working with’ rather than ‘doing to’ people, of collaborative relationships, choice, client and staff safety and a strengths-based approach. It provides participants with insights and tools to take back to the workplace to enhance the safety and wellbeing of the people and families they support, foster recovery and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

By participating in this professional development training, participants will:

  1. Develop understanding of the types, prevalence, neurobiology, adaptations and impacts of complex trauma including DFV 
  2. Articulate the features and benefits of trauma-informed services for people experiencing DFV
  3. Apply the five principles of trauma-informed practice in your role to enhance safety, minimise re-traumatisation and support recovery of people experiencing DFV
  4. Perform an individual / organisational practice audit

Material presented in the training will draw on research from 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?

All staff and practitioners working with victims of DFV, in any capacity, including generalist services to which people with experiences of interpersonal violence present for support. It would also suit staff who work in specialist DFV services that need to develop their understanding of trauma informed care principles, and how these can be applied to their work and their workplace.

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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.”

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

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The information and resources on this site are provided for general education and as information and/or a guide only. They do not replace, and should not be used as a substitute for, counselling, therapy or other services, and should at no time be regarded or treated as professional advice of any kind. Personal needs and circumstances should always be carefully and thoroughly considered to determine the optimal approach in each individual case.