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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 Level 1. The training will foster insights and skills needed to work relationally with trauma survivors.

A relational approach highlights strategic connection and collaboration as building blocks for resilience and the development of self-regulation skills. This includes working with disclosure in the present rather than seeking details of past trauma, and so reducing the risk of re-traumatisation. 

The training will equip participants with the knowledge and tools to create safe situations in the context of complex personal, interpersonal, and environmental influences. Skill development focuses on the particular experiences and needs of survivors, is evidence based, person-centred and practical.

The training   enables participants to support the development of personal and interpersonal skills that may have been interrupted by trauma experiences. The training will also explore 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 support people and families.

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:

  • Understand developmental tasks, trauma adaptations and attachment dynamics 
  • Understand the criticality of relationship when working with people who have experienced complex trauma and apply this to case scenarios 
  • Perform a client walk-through of your service
  • Perform a trauma informed audit tool
  • Apply the 5 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 therapists, case workers, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, community workers and other professionals who directly support trauma survivors.


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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.”

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“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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