Who should attend: Managers and frontline workers including, but not only, those employed in domestic and family violence, mental health, child protection, alcohol and other drugs, health, settlement, disability, housing, employment services, emergency, community, legal and justice.

Workshop duration: 2 days

Recommended Group Size: Min. 6 – Max. 20

Workshop overview: This is an interactive introductory workshop aimed at assisting workers to understand and recognise trauma and to deliver trauma informed approaches to working with clients and co-workers. The training draws on research to provide a grounding in the core principles of trauma informed practice. It is not a clinically focused course, rather focuses on the social context and the ways in which a trauma informed lens and a strengths based approach can guide interactions with others.

Key learning outcomes:
• Understand the prevalence, types and neurobiology of trauma.
• Understand and recognise the impacts of trauma.
• Identify the principles of trauma informed practice to ensure working with clients addresses safety, connection, emotional regulation and coping skills.
• Develop an awareness of the risks of vicarious trauma and the approaches to mitigate this.

• Comprehensive participant manual with references for further reading.
• Case studies for practice and exploration of key learnings.

For further information please contact: [email protected] or phone: 03 6282 1553