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Foundations in Trauma Informed Practice
This introductory course is a series of bite sized, self-paced, online learning modules designed to help you to understand and begin to embody the key principles of Trauma Informed Practice and Care.
Who is this course for?
This course has been designed specifically for people working with people whose lives have been impacted by trauma. It is particularly relevant for people working in Central Australia.
Module 1: Understanding Trauma
In this module, you will learn what trauma is and about the different types of trauma. You will also learn about how trauma, particularly trauma experienced in early childhood, impacts on human development, learning and behaviour.
You will also gain an understanding of historical, collective and intergenerational trauma and the relevance of this understanding for people working in Central Australia.
Module 2: The Neurobiology of Trauma
This modules focuses on the neurobiological foundations of trauma. In this module you will learn about the autonomic nervous system and the ‘window of tolerance’ and how trauma in early childhood interrupts self regulation and attachment.
You will also learn about the five trauma survival responses: fight, flight, freeze, submit and attach and how to recognise and respond to each.
Module 3: Creating Safe Environments and Healing Relationships
This module explores the meaning of creating safety and the importance of relationships when working with and supporting people whose lives have been impacted by trauma.
This module also explores how working with people whose lives have been impacted by trauma can affect you and the importance of good self-care and professional supervision for people working with people affected by trauma.
Module 4: Cultural Humility and Responsiveness
In this module you will learn what cultural competency is and what effective cross cultural communication skills entails.
You will also have the opportunity to reflect upon any cultural biases or unconscious racism you may have.
Module 5: Empowerment, Voice and Choice
This module explores the meaning of empowerment and what a genuine participatory approach to individual and community empowerment looks like.
Module 6: Holistic Person Centred Care
This module explores a holistic understanding of social and emotional wellbeing.
In this module you will learn about the socioecological model of health and wellbeing, an approach which puts the person at the centre of client care and takes into consideration the broader context when working with individuals impacted by trauma.
Module 7: Strengths-based and Recovery Oriented Approach to Client Care
This module challenges the ‘what’s wrong with you’ problem focused approach of mainstream society and western medicine.
In this module you will learn about a strengths-based and recovery oriented approach to working with people impacted by trauma.
Module 8: Collaboration and Integration of Care
In this module, you will learn about best practice in client care. What it looks like and what you can do to work more collaboratively so you are able to achieve better outcomes for the people you work with.
What You Can Expect
This course will help you be able to:
Whilst the aim of this course is to assist you to develop your knowledge and skills in trauma informed practice, we cannot guarantee any particular result. Any results you achieve will be dependent on your own capacity, commitment, motivation and willingness to embody the knowledge and principles learned, and through ongoing reflection and regular supervision.
Interested in doing this course?
Please let us know by submitting an expression of interest form below.
We will send you more details about the course when it’s ready!
At Red Centre Healing, we are committed to improving the lives and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We believe that the more people who become aware of trauma and its impacts and the more people who become trauma informed in their practice, the better all of our lives will be.