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 AEDT
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 AEDT Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm AEDT Sat, Sun & public holidays


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Enquire today regarding having in-house training. Please complete the online enquiry form

Testimonials

“The course has provided me with even more confidence to help clients at work. Very worthwhile seminars – well run – great information.”

ANONYMOUS Family Violence Prevention Legal Service

“The service provided was of high standard and met the expectations of the organisation. I would use this service again for any training needs.”

VICKI ROLLO NSW Domestic Violence Line

“Excellent facilitation. Very clear presentation with appropriate use of electronic presentation, balance with active exercises e.g. role plays. Thank you.”

KRISTEN BURIEL Violence, Abuse and Neglect Service

“The support, advice, service and training received from Blue Knot Foundation staff and consultants was top notch and I would recommend that people ... should complete trauma informed training delivered by Blue Knot Foundation.”

ANONYMOUS Family Violence Prevention Service

“Participating in the workshop gave me confidence and training skills on how to deal with client issues.”

ANONYMOUS Bankstown Women’s Health Centre

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.

Using a Trauma Lens when working with Domestic and Family Violence

This interactive training provides trauma-informed information and skills needed by professionals working with people and families with experiences of domestic and family violence.

As survivors of substantial trauma, people experiencing violence often live in fear of, and/or experience ongoing, threats or acts of violence which severely compromise their physical and emotional safety. The trauma/s can profoundly affect their thoughts, beliefs and behaviours. It is important for all people working with victims of DFV to use a trauma-informed lens which asks: “What happened to you?” and to ground their individual and service practice in an understanding of the dynamics of traumatic stress and adaptive coping strategies.

By participating in this professional development training, participants will:

  • Develop understanding of the types, prevalence, neurobiology, adaptations and impacts of complex trauma including DFV 
  • Articulate the features and benefits of trauma-informed services for people experiencing DFV
    Apply the five principles of trauma-informed practice in your role to enhance safety, minimise re-traumatisation and support recovery of people experiencing DFV

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?

All staff and practitioners working with victims of DFV, in any capacity, including generalist services to which people with experiences of interpersonal violence present for support. It would also suit staff who work in specialist DFV services that 

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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 AEDT


Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEDT

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