Wed, 17 Mar



Understanding and Responding to Trauma

This two-day course provides an in-depth look at trauma, trauma informed care and trauma informed workplaces.

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Understanding and Responding to Trauma

Time & Location

17 Mar 2021, 9:00 am AEDT – 18 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm AEDT

Canberra, 20 Genge St, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

About the Event

This two-day course provides an in-depth look at trauma, trauma informed care and trauma informed workplaces.  Where trauma-informed care is practiced, all aspects of service delivery are informed by an understanding of the impact of trauma, which can result from family dysfunction, school or workplace bullying, violence and conflict, neglect or abuse.   Many people who experience mental distress have experienced trauma in their lives.  Services that do not understand and respond effectively to the impacts of trauma risk compounding the effects and creating further harm.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Understand the current thinking about trauma informed care and how to apply this in the workplace.
  • Understand how to respond and support people who have experienced trauma.
  • Understand the difference between trauma-informed services and trauma therapy.
  • Identify stress responses.
  • Explore the impact of intergenerational trauma - particularly in Aboriginal communities.
  • Explore re-traumatisation in services and systems.
  • Explore strategies for preventing and managing vicarious trauma.
  • Promote safety: triggers and flashbacks, safe relationships, safe environments.

What others have said about this course

  • "I cannot fault this course; it is by far the best training I have done with MHCC. Course content was informative and fascinating, and the facilitators were intelligent, warm, engaging and open"
  • "This workshop has been instrumental in the design and reconfiguration of the service model particularly in relation to the theory underpinning the service delivery approach"

Please note: The Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT (MHCC ACT) substantially subsidises this course, primarily for the benefit of the employees and volunteers of MHCC ACT's member organisations.  Priority is given to them, but others are welcome to participate if room permits.

MHCC ACT has nominated 2 identified places for further subsidised training for persons working for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Organisation, or who identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Note that in situations where a waitlist is required, priority will go to MHCC ACT member organisations.

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