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Trauma-Informed Care for Bushfire Recovery

Course summary

Learn strengths-based interventions in this self-paced course to help build safety, control and empowerment for trauma-affected individuals.

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.

Eligible frontline emergency service organisations who live in and/or work to support communities affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires can access this course for free under the funding agreement. Please submit an enquiry for access here.

Why do this course?

Trauma-informed Care helps trauma-impacted individuals to build a sense of safety, control and empowerment, using strengths-based interventions that can be delivered by a range of providers.

In this course, you will learn about and practise key aspects of Trauma-Informed Care, including how to safely talk about trauma, simple strategies to teach trauma-impacted individuals to help them deal with their distress, how to foster independence and recovery, and encourage connection with others. You will also learn how to apply these skills in your own work setting.

Who should do this course?

If you work in a community-based setting with people who have experienced trauma, this short course will provide a framework for understanding, responding, and aiding recovery.

It is designed for people with no or minimal mental health skills training; this could include those in non-clinical or non-therapeutic roles such as emergency services, legal professionals, pharmacists, council workers.

Note: Eligible frontline emergency service organisations who live in and/or work to support communities affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires can access this course for free under the funding agreement. Please submit an enquiry for access here.

Course content
  • The impact of psychological trauma
  • The principles of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Applying Trauma-Informed Care principles in your work and organisation
  • How to assess and talk about trauma safely and sensitively
  • Using brief recovery-focussed interventions
  • Looking after yourself
Testimonial
This course was enjoyable and the content was clear. It provided a very helpful skill set for everyday life and allowed me to reflect on how my work impacts on my own sense of wellbeing.
Anonymous
Department of Veteran Affairs
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We’re Australia’s National Centre of Excellence in Posttraumatic Mental Health, the internationally recognised experts in trauma-related mental health and wellbeing.
Phoenix Australia
Trauma-Informed Care for Bushfire Recovery
Online
7 hours
AUD $308 (incl. GST)

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