Half Day Foundation for Trauma-Informed Practice
Many people presenting to health and community services have experiences of past and/or present trauma. Trauma from childhood, a form of complex trauma (including all forms of abuse, neglect and other adverse experiences) is common and especially damaging.
By attending this half-day professional development training participants will have a better understanding of the prevalence, types and impacts of trauma on adults - their sense of self, health, well-being, life opportunities, and relationships. The training introduces the principles of trauma-informed care and practice and a framework for applying it to individual and organisational practice.
Participants will take home tips and strategies to engage in safe, trustworthy, and collaborative interactions which minimise stress, de-escalate challenging situations, minimise re-traumatisation and enable recovery.
By participating in this professional development training, participants will be able to:
- Define types and prevalence of trauma and understand the need for trauma informed services
- Demonstrate knowledge of the impacts of trauma on mind and body
- Demonstrate knowledge of the underpinnings of emotional and behavioural difficulties understanding them as ‘adaptive’ responses to trauma
- Demonstrate knowledge of the value, definition and principles of trauma informed practice
- Demonstrate knowledge of the potential for and risks of re-traumatisation
- Define the five principles of trauma informed practice and, using an audit tool, apply them to your work practice /place
This training is based on evidence 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