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Professional Development

Event Details - Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)

Title: Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:
Course / Workshop Outline:
OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

This one-day interactive professional development training alerts attendees to the possibility that their clients and/or co-workers may have experiences of childhood and/or other past or current trauma(s), which are affecting their health, wellbeing, daily interactions and functioning.

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 and legal services.

This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice.

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:

  • Utilise knowledge of the types, prevalence and impacts of trauma to articulate the benefits of trauma-informed services
  • Analyse the stress response to better understand clients’ challenges in regulating their emotions and arousal
  • Use a trauma-informed lens to reframe challenging emotions and behaviours as ‘adaptive’ responses to trauma
  • Apply the principles of trauma-informed practice to develop strategies which enhance safety, minimise re-traumatisation and support recovery

Who should attend?

Anyone in the workplace from diverse sectors including but not limited to health, mental health, AOD, community, legal, justice, , domestic and family violence, child protection, emergency, disability, housing, settlement, and/or employment services.

Start/End Date: 15/03/2019 to 15/03/2019
Time: 09:00:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider:
Contact Name: Lilly Wetherspoon
Contact Phone: 02 8920 3611
Contact Email:
Address: 1/52 Jeffcott Street
Address 2:
Suburb: Wavell Heights
State: QLD
Postcode: 4012
Website: http://
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): 330
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

Group discount avaliable for groups of 3 or more people. 

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