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.


“I commend this workshop to service providers and those involved in social services to ensure you are up to date on the issues surrounding caring and appropriate responses to people who have experienced child abuse.”

ALAN WOODWARD Lifeline Research Foundation

“Thank you - a very informative and engaging day. Should honestly be compulsory for this industry.”

SAMANTHA SPEIRS Lifeline, Melbourne

“Thank you I found the training valuable and enjoyable. The more trauma-informed all government and non-government are, the better for individuals and families.”

TINA VAN KOLCK Central Coast Family Support Service

“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

“Great training - good to talk about examples in the workplace and connect them to the training. Having worked in child abuse and investigation for over 10 years, I've never been delivered training so relevant.”

ANTOINETTE AGUILINA Professional Standards Office

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 when working with Domestic and Family Violence - Level 2

Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services (Level 2)


This one-day interactive professional development training provides trauma- informed information, knowledge and skills needed for personnel currently working directly with people currently experiencing (or who have past experiences of) domestic and family violence (DFV), and who have a working understanding of complex trauma, and trauma informed care and practice principles.   

This training builds upon, and extends, Blue Knot Foundation’s Level 1 course:  Trauma- Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services- Level 1. 

Intersectionality issues are common with survivors of DFV and this training explores how to unpack intersectionality using a complex trauma lens.  Case scenarios are used to support you to understand and develop practical strategies to enhance trauma recovery within a trauma- informed care and practice model which focusses on safety. The training workshops how to apply the trauma-informed principles of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and empowerment when working with people and families experiencing DFV.  

Informed by current research, the training also explores the management of some of the common but highly complex trauma impacts of DVF including shame, loss and misattribution of responsibility for violence. The challenges of working with survivors who also perpetrate domestic and family violence are also explored. 

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the connection between power and control dynamics and complex trauma
  2. Apply an understanding of intersectionality to work successfully with survivors of DFV
  3. Develop skills in working with shame, developing trust and reconstructing identities to enhance recovery from DFV impacts
  4. Apply a trauma-informed practice model to working safely and effectively with people experiencing DFV, with an advanced understanding of perpetrator tactics
  5. Identify and explore the challenges when trauma survivors perpetrate violence

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?

This training will suit therapists, caseworkers, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, general practitioners, and other health professionals who support people experiencing DFV and who have a working understanding of complex trauma and trauma-informed care and practice principles.  

More information about training dates to come


Health Direct


Head to Health


“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
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: 
Jo Scard
+61 457 725 953 
or jo@fiftyacres.com