AbSec Learning and Development Centre will run a two-day course to equip workers with skills for responding to trauma.

Called Responding to trauma: Building practical strategies and culturally safe practice, the interactive course offers guidance for working effectively with survivors of past and current/ongoing trauma.

Course options are 19-20 July, 16-17 August, and 20-21 September.

It will explore the way complex trauma, caused by early childhood abuse and neglect, impacts survivors and outlines a number of principles and approaches for working in a trauma-informed way with children and families.

There is also a focus on understanding and responding to Aboriginal intergenerational trauma using both mainstream and traditional Aboriginal healing methods to optimise worker practice.

Course content draws on and aligns with current, sector best-practice.

A range of activities provide learners in diverse roles with opportunities to develop practical skills to enhance their work with trauma survivors.

A blend of mainstream, clinical, non-clinical, (recovery), Aboriginal and lived-experience expertise has been utilised to develop the course materials.

* An accredited version of this course (CHCMHS007) is available. Please contact admin@absecldc.org.au for more information.

The course, delivered via Zoom, is offered to people currently employed in the community sector and costs $580 per person.

The course includes a comprehensive learner guide for practitioners and a certificate of participation at the completion of the course.

Enquiries: (02) 9559 5299