A course based on Trauma-informed Care principles offering a practical and flexible approach to helping people in the aftermath of disaster.
The development and delivery of this course is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Mental Health Supports for Bushfire Affected Australians package.
You may be eligible to participate in this course at no cost as part of this funding. If you have already received a coupon code, enter it on the “enrol now” page as you register.
Trauma-informed Care (TIC) is an evidenced-informed approach that can be used within GP practices and other settings where you interact with individuals and communities that have experienced a potentially traumatic event at some point in their lifetime.
TIC is about creating an environment and interacting with the trauma-impacted person in such a way that allows for their recovery from trauma, as well as looks after your own wellbeing.
Importantly, TIC is not about changing your current role at your practice or organisation, but rather about adapting your work to incorporate trauma-informed principles.
In this course, you will learn about and practise key aspects of TIC, including understanding the impacts of trauma, as well as how to safely talk about and manage trauma disclosure, and simple strategies to teach trauma-impacted individuals to help them deal with their distress.