Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care and Practice
This half-day interactive and practical professional development training alerts learners to the possibility that their clients and co-workers may have experiences of childhood and/or other past or current trauma(s), which could be affecting their health, wellbeing, daily interactions and functioning.
This training is introductory and appropriate to a wide range of work roles. It is not clinically/treatment-focussed but rather puts trauma in a social context and provides learners with a trauma-informed lens to better understand challenging emotions and human behaviour in the workplace and, in service delivery.
This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice - a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human, education, disability and legal services, whether you work in government, non-government, public or private sectors.
This training enables learners to understand how trauma is expressed in their work and the principles of trauma-informed care and practice.
By participating in this professional development training, participants will:
- Acquire knowledge of the types, prevalence and impacts of trauma, including complex trauma
- Utilise knowledge of the stress response and survivor coping strategies to better understand challenging behaviours, emotions and levels of arousal
- Acquire the principles of trauma-informed practice which support recovery and minimise re-traumatisation.
This training will draw on research from Blue Knot Foundation’s internationally and nationally and acclaimed Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery www.blueknot.org.au/guidelines and other relevant research.