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Testimonials

“I've done a good deal of study on working with trauma – so I was pleased to get a new perspective and plenty of value out of the day.”

SUDEVA HAWKES Family Violence Prevention Legal Centre

“Thank you for a well-pitched training session. Very informative and practical and very well and professionally.”

ADRIENNE SEVERI Juvenile Justice

“Excellent presenter who was able to personalise and connect the topic. Kept a well focused group and discussion. Presenter was able to help you feel empowered and worthwhile – validated our work.”

ANONYMOUS Family Violence Prevention Legal Centre

“Enjoyed the style of training. Lecture, questions, interaction. Very good. Thank you.”

ANN MILLER Legal Aid

“The training content and delivery was exactly what we were looking for. All those involved in the program felt more informed and better equipped to work and support adult survivors through trauma informed practice. Thank you.”

KATE DOBBRICK Maurice Blackburn

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.

Trauma-Informed Care and Practice for the Legal and Justice Sector

 

This one-day interactive professional development training provides the information and skills needed by all personnel working in the legal and justice sector to better assist, advocate for and support the large numbers of their clients impacted by diverse traumas, past and present. 

People affected by trauma are at high risk of retraumatisation in systems which are not informed about trauma and its dynamics. Their wellbeing depends on service responses and practice being trauma-informed: `more effective, fair, intelligent, and just legal responses must work from a perspective which is trauma-informed’ (Randall & Haskell, 2013).

This training is based on current research.  It provides insight into the emotional and behavioural expressions of traumatic stress and helps participants to build the resources, tools and strategies they need to minimise the risks of retraumatisation and enhance outcomes for not only their clients, but  themselves, their colleagues and the firms/services and systems in which they work.  It workshops diverse case scenarios and the implementation of trauma-informed principles in legal and justice domains, and provides tools to take back to the workplace. 

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. Utilise knowledge of the types, prevalence and impacts of the trauma for people engaging with the legal and justice sectors to articulate the benefits of trauma-informed services
  2. Analyse the stress response to better understand your clients’ challenges in regulating their emotions and arousal 
  3. Use a trauma-informed lens to understand challenging emotions and behaviours as adaptive responses to trauma; and develop strategies to work with a range of emotional responses 
  4. Apply the principles of trauma-informed individual and organisational legal practice to minimise re-traumatisation, promote safety and healing, and enhance outcomes for clients and staff

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 and other personnel in the legal and justice sectors.

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


For media enquiries, please contact: 
Jackie Hanafie
+61 3 9005 7353
+61 412 652 439
 or jackie@fiftyacres.com

 

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.