march, 2019

19mar - 20mar 199:30 ammar 20Trauma Informed Practice for Family Violence Specialists9:30 am - 4:30 pm (20) CBD


Event Details

In this two-day intensive course, participants will learn what makes family violence different from other traumatic experiences, and how workers can integrate a trauma-informed framework into practice. The course also covers ways to prevent vicarious trauma and strategies for workers and their employer to support worker wellbeing.

A trauma-informed approach shifts away from pathologising ‘problem’ behaviour, towards understanding a person’s experiences, behaviours and responses as a way of coping and responding to trauma.

The training will cover:

  • Understanding the impacts and dynamics of trauma for family violence survivors
  • Identifying trauma responses in survivors and how to respond to minimise further traumatisation
  • Applying a foundational understanding of the neurobiology of trauma to practice frameworks
  • Understanding the impact of traumatic brain injury as a result of family violence
  • Using a trauma informed practice approach to increase advocacy for survivors
  • Identifying impacts on workers to prevent vicarious trauma
  • Practical strategies and approaches to increase survivors’ agency in decision-making
  • Micro-counselling skills to enhance regulation, grounding and sense of safety.


19 (Tuesday) 9:30 am - 20 (Wednesday) 4:30 pm