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

“Very helpful workshop - prompted reflection on self, practice and work issues. Thanks for providing different tools and ideas to use with clients/ colleagues/ family and self.”

KATHLEEN MILLER Alice Springs

“The self-care discussion helps remind you to check in with yourself. A reminder that for us to help others, we must care for ourselves too.”

NANETTE Women's Cottage

“An exceptionally good workshop where the trainer clearly imparted their deep and thorough understanding." ”

Gwen Lavis Counsellor

“Self care strategies shared provide realistic ways to care for myself and to help others care for themself. ”

Anonymous, Narooma

“I found this training extremely enlightening and eye opening. Highly recommended! ”

Anonymous Lifeline

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.

Managing Wellbeing and Recognising Vicarious Trauma

This training program explores the nature, dynamics and risks of vicarious trauma and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work.

This training, informed by current research, will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to better recognise the early signs of various stress outcomes. It offers a range of organisational, interpersonal and personal strategies to address the risks of Vicarious Trauma and its impacts, and foster possibilities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience.

By participating in this professional development training participants will:
  • Define Vicarious Trauma and distinguish VT from other stress experiences
  • Discuss risk and protective factors and understand vicarious resilience and compassion
  • Analyse the role of organisations, trauma-informed supervision and self-care in managing vicarious trauma 

Who should attend?

It is appropriate for all workers who work with trauma clients and/or are exposed to traumatic material such as people’s trauma stories, reports with trauma content, reading material, legal reports, compensation claims, visual trauma material and media content.