Do you want to enjoy working with and more effectively help survivors of child abuse and trauma?

Trauma Informed Practice is based on the premise that trauma survivors have particular vulnerabilities and/or triggers that may be exacerbated by traditional approaches to service delivery. A trauma informed approach involves a paradigm shift in service delivery. It utilises neurobiological research and experiential evidence of what strategies work best with survivors so they can be empowered to recover. All presenters are survivors of childhood trauma and have been consumers of mental health services, so they can provide both a professional and consumer informed insight. If you are working in any capacity with clients who have experienced a form of childhood trauma, such as nurses, teachers, police, justice workers, community services or workers with the unemployed, then this workshop will assist you to more effectively work with your client.

Workshop participant outcomes:

The participants will be able to:

  • recognise signs of trauma in their clients.
  • identify behavioural problems caused by trauma and apply strategies to engage with the client to change these behaviours.
  • explain to their clients the basics of the impact of trauma on the developing brain.
  • recognise the differences between the adult and teenage brain and how this impacts on behaviour and successful approaches.
  • recognise basic attachment styles in their clients and the way this is affecting their relationships.
  • explain the basic different ego states and how this impacts on behaviour.
  • put into practise the 10 Principles of Trauma Informed Practice for the most effective engagement with their clients who have suffered from trauma producing more effective outcomes for both client and worker.
  • learn how to empower their client to take self responsibility. They will understand Trauma Informed Practice is a model of empowerment for their client.

Who should attend?

This training is for anyone who deals with clients or patients suffering from the effects of childhood trauma or abuse. The application of this learning delivers highly effective therapeutic strategies for:

  • Social workers
  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Family health workers
  • Youth service workers
  • Social service providers
  • Case workers
  • Community service providers
  • Health care professionals
  • Mental health workers
  • Government health workers
  • Drug & alcohol workers
  • Social service providers

Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) Training Dates

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More information

To learn more contact Jo  by emailing or 0249986003


  • Kathy Payne February 11, 2015 at 2:10 am

    I work at Gateway Health Wodonga in the Mental Health team as a Recovery Mentor. I would love to do your training. Are you looking at any Training in Albury this year or can you email me your training calendar for the year. Thank you.

  • Lola March September 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I am studying a Diploma of Counselling through a College and am also interested in the training workshop for childhood trauma and abuse which is the area I wish to specialize in.
    some more information regarding this would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
    Best Wishes

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