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Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Level 2)

Event Details
Date: 4 September 2019
Time: 9:00am to 4.30pm
Venue: AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 7.5 hours
Early bird
register by 3 July
Register after
3 July
AASW Member $200 $230
AASW New Graduate $150 $180
AASW Student $130 $150
Non-members $255 $300

Organiser: AASW Victorian Branch
Further information

Rosanna Di Grazia
Phone: (03) 9320 1012

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General information

This one-day interactive professional development workshop builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice explored in the Trauma-Informed Care and Practice - Level 1 workshop held on 7 August. This workshop will be more interactive than Level 1 workshop with a range of activities that will allow participants to broaden and deepen their understanding of the trauma-informed principles.

The training will equip participants with the knowledge and tools to create safe situations in the context of complex personal, interpersonal, and environmental influences. Skill development focuses on the particular experiences and needs of survivors, is evidence based, person-centred and practical.

The training enables participants to support the development of personal and interpersonal skills that may have been interrupted by trauma experiences. The training will also explore participants’ roles in fostering sector development. This includes the use of psycho education to promote trauma-informed care and practice within their organisations, with sector partners and other stakeholders, including support for people and families.

Trauma Informed Care and Practice - Level 2 is best suited to:

  • case coordinators
  • those working in therapeutic roles
  • disability support roles
  • direct contact workers

Learning objectives:

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Developmental tasks, trauma adaptations and attachment dynamics
  • The criticality of relationship when working with people who have experienced complex trauma, and apply this to case scenarios
  • The application of knowledge and tools to a range of case scenarios and interactive activities
  • Pendulation and titration
  • Disclosure
  • Peter Levine’s ‘Helping the Worker to Understand’

About the presenter

Michelle Noon is an educator, researcher, clinician, and manager. She has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She has provided clinical services in the community, in prisons, and in urban, rural and remote areas with a focus on violence intervention and trauma-informed practice. She has worked in research, policy and leadership roles at Victoria Police, KPMG, Beyondblue, and White Ribbon Australia.

Michelle currently provides training, advisory and stakeholder engagement services to a range of government, non-government and not-for-profit clients, is the Executive Officer at Chalk Circle, and has numerous honorary positions. She is the convenor of Criminology and Responding to Family Violence subjects at RMIT University, and will be delivering the capstone subject of Criminal Behavioural Analysis in 2017. Michelle has delivered content on criminology, policing, crime prevention, community safety, forensic intervention, psychology, gendered violence, family violence, diversity, management, and mental health to over 300 audiences. The common thread across her diverse set of interests in teaching, advisory, research, and clinical work is that of complex trauma and what it means for the lived experience of millions of Australians.

Michelle has completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology focusing on emotional responses to criminal victimisation.

PostGradDip Psych, BA (Hons), BSc, AdvDip BusMgnt, CERT IV TA


AASW Melbourne Office
Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Our venue is close to Flemington Road and near the Royal Women's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre(VCCC).

Please note: We recommend travelling via public transport if possible. Our office is close to the CBD and a short walk from the Haymarket Walk/Elizabeth Street tram stop (trams 19 & 59) and the Grattan Street tram stop (trams 55 & 59). Parking in the area is generally on-street, metered parking and is limited. There are limited 2 hour free street parking spaces near-by in Courtney Street or metered 4 hour parking in Blackwood Street, Howard Street and surrounds.

There is also a parking facility at the VCCC building that offers safe car parking every day of the week from 6:00am to 9:00pm. Cost is $14 for 1-2 hours or a daily rate.

There are facilities available outside our building to lock bikes.

Accessibility: The building is wheel chair accessible. There are no steps at entry on ground level and a lift can be taken to Level 7. Ambulatory toilets are located on the ground floor as well as Level 8 where there is a medical centre. There is one parking spot on Blackwood Street for people with disabilities and 2 car spots are available in a nearby street. For more information to discuss your particular mobility or sensory needs please contact the AASW Vic Branch.


Places are limited to 30 participants.

7.5 CPD hours

Category: Skills and Knowledge/Workshop.
*Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements*

Please read CPD Terms and Conditions. Note a full refund is available to cancellations received in writing at least 20 business days (32 days) prior to Activity commencement. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.

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