july, 2019

16jul - 17jul 169:30 amjul 17Trauma Informed Practice for Family Violence Specialists9:30 am - 4:30 pm (17) CBD


Event Details

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.

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

What will I learn?

  • 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.

Who is this training for?

Workers across a range of settings and roles, including intake, outreach and refuge, as well as in workplaces like hospitals or integrated family violence settings, where family violence may not be the only presenting issue.


16 (Tuesday) 9:30 am - 17 (Wednesday) 4:30 pm