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.

CPD Endorsed

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?


Trauma-Informed Care and Practice - Level 2 

Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Level 2)

This one-day interactive professional development training builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice explored in Blue Knot Foundation’s training: Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (TICP) Level 1. 

This training uses current research to foster the insights and skills needed, to work effectively with trauma survivors using a relational approach within the trauma-informed framework. 

A relational approach highlights the importance of connection and collaboration between the worker and the survivor they are supporting as building blocks for resilience and recovery. For many trauma survivors, building safe relationships with workers and the service is critical and requires all workers to understand and implement the principles of trauma-informed care and practice. 

An understanding of how survivors’ stress responses can be triggered by everyday work practices and service approaches can enable recovery-oriented organisational change. This training uses case scenarios and other activities to replicate a client’s experience within your service to enable your service to deliver services which are trauma-informed and minimise the risks of retraumatisation. 

This practical training focuses on the implementation of all five trauma-informed principles in your service, explores issues around trauma screening and develops skills in making effective trauma-informed referrals.  

The training also explores participants’ roles in fostering sector development. This includes the use of psycho-education to promote trauma-informed care and practice within their organisations, with sector partners and other stakeholders, including other support people. 

By participating in this professional development training, participants will:

  1. Understand developmental tasks, trauma adaptations and attachment dynamics 
  2. Understand the criticality of relationship when working with people who have experienced diverse traumas, and apply this to case scenarios
  3. Perform a client walk-through of your service
  4. Perform a trauma-informed practice audit
  5. Apply the five Principles of Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in your role and in your workplace   

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?

This training will suit anyone, in any capacity, who provides services to people who have experienced traumas, and is not clinically-focused. It would suit anyone in the workplace from diverse sectors including, but not limited to, health, mental health, alcohol and other drugs services, community, legal, justice, domestic and family violence, child protection, emergency, disability, housing, settlement, and employment services. 


Dates and Locations

More information about training dates to come

Online chat now available

We are happy to announce online chat to handle your inquiries regarding Education and Training, available during the hours of 9 am -  5pm AEST / AEDT Monday to Friday. Outside these hours an email will be sent to our training support team, or you can directly email training@blueknot.org.au.

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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.”

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“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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+61 425 812 197
+61 2 8920 3611
or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

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