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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.

Trauma-Informed Care and Practice - Level 2

Family Domestic Violence

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 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-focussed. 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. 


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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.”


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Phone: 02 8920 3611
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
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Phone: 1300 657 380
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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.