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NSW Branch - Trauma-Informed Care & Practice: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples - 26 Jun 2019

Event Details
Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm
Venue: AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
State: NSW
CPD hrs: 7.5
Cost:

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Organiser: AASW NSW
Contact

AASW NSW
aasw.nsw@aasw.asn.au
02 9615 4005

Registration
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7.5 CPD hours

*Subsidised by the AASW as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan*

* Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements*

Interactive Workshop

Do you work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a role that is not specifically therapy or counselling, but you still want to apply culturally appropriate trauma-informed principles to your work?

This training, subsidised by the AASW as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan, aims to enable social workers in non-therapeutic roles to enhance their understanding of the complex, collective and intergenerational trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to work in ways which enhance safety, minimise re-traumatisation and support healing.

This training is suitable for social workers who work in health, housing, employment, disability, aged care, child protection and similar services. It is also suitable for counselling or mental health social workers who wish to explore the particular types, dynamics and impacts of trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples, but doesn’t address therapeutic work directly.

Learning Outcomes Include

  • Utilise knowledge of complex, collective and intergenerational trauma, its dynamics and impacts within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to articulate the benefits of trauma-informed culturally sensitive services
  • Analyse the stress response to better understand your clients’ challenges in regulating their emotions and arousal
  • Use a trauma-informed lens to understand challenging emotions and behaviours as ‘adaptive’ responses to trauma
  • Acquire trauma-informed strategies to help support optimal arousal, emotional regulation and safety in your work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Couple trauma-informed principles with those of a culturally attuned approach to develop strategies which enhance safety, minimise re-traumatisation and support healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

During this training we look at why trauma informed practice is necessary and trauma and the effects, impacts and what we know about the brain in connection with trauma. We look at the journey to healing looking at culturally attuned approaches and developing strategies to enhance safety.

About the Trainer

Sigrid Herring has more than 25 years' experience developing, implementing and managing community based services and projects for families, community groups, children and young people. She has 20 years' experience training community and workforce groups in family violence, sexual violence, child protection, case management, working with adult survivors, and working with Aboriginal families and communities.

Her qualifications include TAE, CIV Aboriginal Family Health (Family Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Protection, Advanced Diploma Aboriginal Specialist Trauma Counselling, Graduate Certificate Human and Community Services, Bachelor of Education

Venue

AASW NSW Branch
Suite 501,
Level 5, 24 Hunter Street
Parramatta NSW

A light lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please inform AASW NSW of any dietary requirements at the time of registration.

Cost

Early Bird (ends COB 30/05/2019)
AASW Members: $150 $120
AASW Student Members: $60 $50
Non-members: $180 $150
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers