For all in-house training enquiries, click here or call us on (02) 8920 3611 to speak to our training team. Download our In-house Training Booklet here

Contact Us

Enquire today regarding having Blue Knot Foundation training. Please complete the online enquiry form, or alternatively, contact us on 02 8920 3611 or trainingandservices@blueknot.org.au

Testimonials

“I am not a counsellor but it was extremely helpful in helping to design a community-based healing strategy for the Catholic Church.”

DES CAHILL In Good Faith

“I felt cared for, relaxed and supported. Brilliant day!”

FIONA STEINER Satanaya Yoga Academy

“Many of our course participants commented that it was the best training they had ever done by the best trainer they had ever experienced. I would recommend the Trauma Informed Practice Workshop to anyone who wants to support others.”

Urvashi Mangrove Yoga Ashram

“We have had so many positive comments from participants, who enjoyed both the training content and the delivery of the training.”

LOUISE HISCOX Professional Standards Office Catholic Church

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 in Institutional Settings

TICP in Institutions image

This one-day interactive professional development training provides the information and skills needed by all personnel working in institutional settings. Institutions play a critical role in our community and large numbers of people seek support and diverse services from them. 

Many people have been impacted, directly or indirectly, by institutional child sexual abuse and other traumas. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse highlighted the extent of harm experienced in institutions over many years, and the distress of many survivors. 

It is essential to the wellbeing of people engaging with institutional services that the services, policies, practices, programs and all personnel are trauma-informed. 

People with histories of past and present trauma are especially vulnerable to destabilisation and retraumatisation when interactions or processes replicate elements of their abuse and/or are not trauma-informed.

This training, informed by current research, delineates the prevalence, dynamics and impacts of institutional child sexual abuse, and promotes understanding of survivor coping strategies and their intersection with institutional dynamics. It also workshops the principles of trauma-informed practice using diverse case scenarios and provides institutional personnel with the insight and tools needed to facilitate positive engagement and minimise the risks of retraumatisation.

By participating in this professional development training, participants will:
  1. Utilise knowledge of the prevalence and impacts of the complex trauma of institutional child sexual abuse to articulate the benefits of trauma-informed institutions
  2. Analyse the stress response and survivor coping strategies to better understand the challenges clients affected by institutional abuse experience in regulating their emotions and arousal 
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and importance of trauma-informed practice in institutions in the context of institutional dynamics
  4. Apply the five trauma-informed principles to individual and organisational practices 

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 www.blueknot.org.au/guidelines and other relevant research.

Who should attend?

All personnel working within any institution in any capacity.

Latest Articles

HtmlNoArticles

Partners

Health Direct

 

Head to Health

Donate Now!

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

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: 
Jackie Hanafie
+61 3 9005 7353
+61 412 652 439
 or jackie@fiftyacres.com

 

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.