Trauma Informed Recovery Practice Toolkit

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This two day interactive professional development training builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice. The training supports practitioners to understand and work within a relational approach with trauma survivors.

A relational approach centres connection and collaboration, personal and interpersonal skills that may have been interrupted by trauma. The workshop takes account of neurobiological understandings and intersubjective values that support practitioners to navigate ‘here and now’ responses, the development of resilience and self regulation within safe environments., reducing the risk of re-traumatisation.

The training will equip participants through practice with the knowledge and tools to create safe situations in which people who experience complex interpersonal trauma and are seeking support can further navigate their recovery journeys. Skill development focuses on the particular experiences and needs of survivors, is evidence based, person-centred and recovery focused.

The workshop supports participants to situate themselves in alignment with the most up to date and relevant approaches, and which align with survivor preferences.

The workshop supports trauma reduction across services for clients and staff.

Learning outcomes, participants will:

  • Gain knowledge and practice on key relational strategies and approaches that foster trust, connection, recovery and self determination.
  • Come to further understand, through critique of historical approaches, how to work with ‘expressed need’ and how to resist capturing ideas of ‘best interest’ in relation to recovery, truly a person centred approach that minimizes retraumatisation.
  • Validate co-regulation as a central feature for survivors narrating their current experiences more effectively
  • Experience robust engagement with skills in the performance of everyday work with trauma survivors using contemporary tools and strategies that are evidence based.
  • Gain knowledge and experience on skill sharing, transparency and psychoeducation with those seeking support and others offering support.

Who should attend?

Team leaders, individual and peer support workers, case workers, counsellors, social workers, community workers and other professionals who directly support trauma survivors.