One-day, face-to-face course.
This course was for managers, caseworkers, case managers, clinicians and frontline staff in disability and community services.
This practical one-day course provided participants with an understanding of Trauma Informed Practice and how to apply these principles when supporting those with intellectual disability who are in contact with the justice system.
The majority of people in custody, especially in an Aboriginal and a youth justice context, have experienced complex trauma. When childhood trauma and intellectual disability coincide the risk of the person having some involvement in the criminal justice system is greatly increased.
The course covered the definition and types of trauma, as well as causes and strategies to support people living with the impact of complex trauma:
- Definition of trauma and types of trauma
- Influence of context on impact
- Impact of complex trauma
- At risk groups and prevalence
- Inter-generational trauma
- The brain
- The stress response
- Coping strategies and supporting regulation
- Trauma Informed Principles
- Safety and cultural safety
- Consumer voice and person centred
- Vicarious trauma and self care
- The following course materials were provided and are available for download:
Trauma Informed Practice – Facilitators Guide (to provide the trainer with how the course was to be delivered)
Trauma Informed Practice – Participant’s Notes (for the attendees to take away)
- Links to Videos used During the Course: