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Understanding and responding to trauma

Event Details
Date: 16-17 Oct 2019
Venue: Sydney, NSW
CPD hrs: 14

MHCC members $409
Non members $488

Organiser: MHCC

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This two day course provides an in depth look at trauma, trauma informed care and trauma informed workplaces. Our experienced trainers cover topics from causes of interpersonal trauma, the stress response, vicarious trauma, re-traumatisation in services, boundaries and disclosure.

The objective of trauma-informed care is that all aspects of service delivery are informed by an understanding of the impact of trauma. Many people who experience mental distress have experienced trauma in their lives. Trauma can result from family dysfunction, school or workplace bullying, violence and conflict, neglect and abuse. Trauma survivors are at risk of being re-traumatised in social service and health care settings that are not trauma informed. Services that do not understand and respond effectively to the impacts of trauma risk compounding the effects and creating further harm.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the current thinking about trauma informed care and how to apply this in the workplace
  • Understand how to respond and support people who have experienced trauma
  • Understand the difference between trauma-informed services and trauma therapy
  • Identify stress responses
  • Explore the impacts of intergenerational trauma, particularly in Aboriginal communities
  • Explore re-traumatisation in services and systems
  • Explore strategies for preventing and managing vicarious trauma
  • Promote safety: triggers and flashbacks, safe relationships, safe environments

Presenter details

Mirna Tarabay, refer to provider for further information

Location and date

Sydney, for venue please refer to the provider

16-17 October 2019


MHCC members $409
Non members $488



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