Trauma Informed Practice for Young People with Complex Support Needs
|Date:||21 July 2021|
|CPD hrs:||3 hours (FPS)|
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AASW CPD Team
(03) 9320 1000
As social workers we may learn the basics about trauma, development, attachment and the effects of neglect in these experiences during our degrees. However, the practical application of this knowledge and the subsequent skills are difficult to maintain or obtain if workers are not adequately supported through supervision, ongoing training or experience and an unsupportive or risk averse team and organisational culture.
Trauma informed practice requires a high level understanding of your own practice framework, values and reactions to what can be difficult and stressful scenarios for clients. It requires ongoing training, supervision, support and a positive and trauma informed work environment/organisational framework.
This 3 hour interactive virtual workshop gives an opportunity for social workers to refresh and learn through experiential activities, case study reflections and delivery of knowledge.
It explores the essentials of trauma informed practice including an awareness of trauma followed by putting this into direct practice experience and examples, encouraging social workers to work through case scenarios in a step by step reflection using what they have learnt from the earlier parts of the session.
The workshop will cover:
- The importance of language
- A brief visit to development
- What is trauma?
- Effects of trauma on children and young people
- Brief Introduction to Trauma and the brain
- Responses by children and young people who have experienced trauma
- Exploring the workers own context
- What is trauma informed practice?
- Elements of trauma informed practice
- Reframing to strengths
- Barriers to implementing trauma informed practice
The session also includes 4 opportunities for experiential learning including activities and reflection time working through case studies.
1. Increased confidence and knowledge around understanding the basics of trauma
2. Enriched skills in applying impacts of trauma knowledge to practice (practical skills development)
3. Increased understanding of trauma informed strategies to support people who are escalated.
4. Development of framework suitable to share with young people/clients for psycho education purposes.
5. Understanding of own self-care in relation to working with people who have experienced trauma.
Chloe Warrell is a Social Worker who graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. She has worked for 10 years in the youth sector and in the last 5 years has been Team Leader for BEROS. Chloe is also an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and has extensive experience in working with young people with complex needs across mental health, disability and child protection. Chloe is passionate about elevating the voices of at risk young people within the systems that support them and creating change at all levels of service delivery.
Who are BEROS?
BEROS (formerly known as Brisbane Emergency Response Outreach Service) is funded by Moreton Region Child Safety (in QLD) to provide support to young people 12-18 years old who are self-placing and under child protection orders.
The young people supported by BEROS have often experienced complex and ongoing trauma, are very distrusting of services and child safety and are disengaged from most support services.
Location and date
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Members $242 (incl GST)
New Graduates, Retired and Student Members $195 (incl GST)
Non-members $280 (incl GST)
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