Wed, 12 Jun | Mental Health Community Coalition ACT

'Understanding and Responding to Trauma' - subsidised training

This two-day course provides an in-depth look at trauma, trauma informed care and trauma informed workplaces. Many people who experience mental distress have experienced trauma in their lives.
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'Understanding and Responding to Trauma' - subsidised training

Time & Location

12 Jun 2019, 9:00 am – 13 Jun 2019, 7:00 am
Mental Health Community Coalition ACT, 20 Genge Street, Canberra ACT, Australia

About the Event

Please note: when attempting to book, you may find that the course appears to be full, when in fact it is NOT. If this happens to you, please email charlie.richardson@mhccact.org.au or phone us on 6249 7756.

This course has proven to be very popular on the two occasions that we have presented it in the past. Book early! Note that the prices shown are the 'Early Bird' pricing and are only current until 20-05-2019.

This two-day course provides an in-depth look at trauma, trauma informed care and trauma informed workplaces. Many people who experience mental distress have experienced trauma in their lives.

The objective of trauma-informed care is that 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.

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.

The trainer – Emma Paino

Emma is a lived experience mental health educator with a passion for community engagement and bridging the tensions between systems to create a better designed, inclusive and responsive mental health system. She is passionate about peer-run initiatives and combating hierarchical support structures to build community and connection in response to stigma and vulnerability.

Emma has worked in volunteer mentoring programs, engaged in public speaking and works as an educator informed by her lived experience, discussing what it's like to experience mental distress and ways to combat stigma and discrimination. She has worked for 5 years as a Peer Support Worker within NSW Health and is now a Peer Trainer with the Mental Health Coordinating council.

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"

Special note: At the Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT, we recognise that sometimes serious emergencies arise that might cause a participant to be delayed or might otherwise disrupt their attendance. However, we hope that participants in this course will respect the fact that MHCC ACT significantly subsidises this course in order to enhance the skills of the ACT mental health workforce, and the fact that participants and the trainer are entitled to have the attention of all participants. We ask that participants take the course seriously and do not arrive late, leave early, or wander in and out of the room when it's not essential to do so.

Registration is Closed

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