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 live with disability?  Have you experienced abuse, neglect, violence or exploitation?

For support for Disability Royal Commission or general support contact our National Counselling & Referral Service

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.


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.


“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

“Extremely professional and well organised in the running of their Trauma Informed Care Workshop.”


“It was fantastic very eye opening and it has definitely changed the way I see trauma and it changes my perspective of people.”

BORBALA Lifeline Western Sydney

“Thanks to them I feel much more confident in the foundations of TIC and have new skills I'm eager to implement at work and in my personal life. This is the best training I've ever done!”


“Thank you! The most engaging and informative training day I have attended. Looking forward to introducing the things I have learnt into both my personal and professional life.”

CARLI Lifeline Macarthur

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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.

Training not in your area?


Embedding Trauma-Informed Care and Practice for Managers

Embedding Trauma-Informed Care and Practice for Managers

This one-day interactive professional development training alerts leaders and managers to the benefits of embedding trauma-informed principles throughout their services, systems and organisations, and provides the framework and steps to undertake the process. 

Informed by current research, this training highlights the reality that many clients and staff have experiences of past and present traumas, putting them at higher risk of retraumatisation. The impacts of trauma and their dynamics often profoundly affect staff and client health and wellbeing. Staff’s ability to optimally interact, function and engage with their work may also be affected. 

The training explores how best to embed trauma-informed principles within the organisation’s policy framework, including worker health and safety and risk management, to build quality trauma-informed care to clients and better support staff working with them.  

It delineates the critical role of managers in the systemic change management process - one of ongoing commitment, engagement and collaboration across all levels of the program, system or organisation. Doing so is a “win-win” for clients, staff and organisations alike, in terms of better client outcomes, greater staff satisfaction and productivity, reduced stress and enhanced well-being for all. 

By doing a client-walk through and organisational audit against the five principles, managers will have the basis for a practical change plan that can be applied after the training. Organisations may also engage Blue Knot Foundation’s consultancy service to assist with this change management process. 

By participating in this professional development training, participants will:
  1. Acquire knowledge of types, prevalence, trauma impacts, complex trauma, stress response and survivor adaptations so that managers can appropriately support clients and staff with trauma histories
  2. Articulate the definition, benefits, need for, and challenges to the development of trauma-informed services
  3. Conduct a client walk-through and a trauma-informed organisational audit  
  4. Evaluate the barriers and opportunities of embedding trauma-informed principles into practice, policies and systems in your organisation; and develop a trauma-informed change plan

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. 

Who should attend?

Anyone in a leadership or management role in any organisation working with people who wants to understand and implement trauma-informed care and practice principles in their workplace or service.

More information about training dates to come

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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
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

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Dr Cathy Kezelman
+61 425 812 197
+61 2 8920 3611
or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

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+61 422 337 332
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