october, 2019

22oct - 23oct 229:30 amoct 23Trauma Informed Practice for Family Violence Specialists9:30 am - 4:30 pm (23) CBD


Event Details

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


22 (Tuesday) 9:30 am - 23 (Wednesday) 4:30 pm