• 7 May 2019

    Time: 09:00 - 16:30

    Trauma Informed Care - 07/05/2019- PERTH

    Training Course

    Fully booked

    Next course: 30 July 2019 - Karratha
    The majority of people treated by mental health and substance use disorder services have traumatic histories. This introductory level workshop presented by WAAMH will focus on how to become 'trauma-informed' when working with people who have experienced trauma and or abuse in their life. 

    Suitable for mental health sector workers

    Traumatic past experiences can impact and resonate for many years after the event and across several generations. Often well meaning caregivers and professionals inadvertently re-traumatise and compound the harm, because they have never been specifically trained in responding effectively to the after-effects of trauma.

    Becoming 'trauma-informed' is all about understanding, recognising, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma and creating the types of psychologically safe environments, necessary to rebuild lives.

    Content covered includes:

    • Types of trauma
    • Trauma-informed principles – safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and empowerment
    • Impact of unresolved experiences
    • Commonly associated disorders including complex PTSD
    • Triggers and stress responses
    • Optimism and recovery
    • Safety and stabalisation
    • Adaptive coping
    • Effective care and support.


    There are two scholarship places available for consumers or carers who face financial difficulty in attending this course. Scholarship applications close 10 business days prior to course and the successful applicants will be notified five business days prior to commencement of the event.

    The cost will be 10% of the course rate. To apply for a scholarship place click here to complete the application.

    Payment Options:

    Credit Card: Use "Register Now" below.
    Invoice: This option will incur a $30 admin fee. Please click here to request invoice. 

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    Workzone Building, Level 1 (main reception), 1 Nash Street, PERTH (Attendees required to sign-in at main reception and also in the workshop class).


    • Scholarship pre-approval required : $19.50

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