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


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Testimonials

“This training was highly recommended to me from people who attended it before. And truly very right. Very relevant to my work, this training was very interesting, resourceful and well organised.”

POVICE KUPWIL Community Care Northern Beaches

“Extremely professional and well organised in the running of their Trauma Informed Care Workshop.”

MEGAN ANDERSON

“It was fantastic very eye opening and it has definitely changed the way I see trauma and it changes my perspective of people.”

BORBALA Lifeline Western Sydney

“Thanks to them I feel much more confident in the foundations of TIC and have new skills I'm eager to implement at work and in my personal life. This is the best training I've ever done!”

DANYELLE KAPLAN Caseworker, FACS

“Thank you! The most engaging and informative training day I have attended. Looking forward to introducing the things I have learnt into both my personal and professional life.”

CARLI Lifeline Macarthur

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.

Foundations for Building Trauma Awareness

This training is the foundation to all educational programs Blue Knot offers on complex trauma. This training program provides learners with a trauma-informed lens to better understand the impacts and outcomes for people who experience complex trauma. The important message being:

Trauma Informed Practice is not about the treatment of trauma or the symptoms, but rather a recognition that trauma experiences are a possibility for anyone 
(Kezelman & Stavropoulos, 2012)


This training program utilises current research to provide an understanding of trauma, the impacts of trauma on all aspects of life and subsequently the coping mechanisms formed in response to trauma.  The principles of trauma-informed practice are introduced which focus on a strengths-based approach and applicable to all , vital for every person working in health, human, education, disability and legal services, working in government, non-government, public or private sectors.

By participating in this training program, participants will:

  • Develop understanding of the types, prevalence, and impacts of trauma
  • Understand the neurobiology of trauma and the use of adaptive responses 
  • Apply the principles of trauma-informed practice to develop strategies which enhance safety, minimise re-traumatisation and support recovery

Material presented in the training will draw on research including 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?

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.