This training program is designed for professionals working in community services, health & education who provide services to children, youth, adults & families who have experienced trauma. The ‘8 principles of trauma-informed practice’ will be discussed and practical strategies to implement these in various contexts (e.g. schools, foster care, residential care, office based workplaces etc.) will be explored. The Sanctuary Model (Dr Sandra Bloom) is introduced as an example of a trauma-informed practice model during this workshop.
The 2 day program covers the following:
Part 1: Understanding Trauma
- Define complex trauma.
- Discuss the immediate and long term impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's).
- Identify the impact of trauma on: brain development, attachment and memory.
Part 2: Trauma-Informed Care
- Define Trauma-Informed care.
- Discuss 8 Principles of trauma-informed care.
- Apply an understanding of trauma-informed care to create safe environments and build strong relationships with children, youth, adults and families you work with.
Part 3: Develop Own Practice
- Apply an understanding of trauma-informed care to support workers, including self-care strategies to manage secondary traumatic stress (vicarious trauma).
Identify resources & further professional development to implement trauma-informed practices in your workplace.