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Get an introduction to Trauma Informed Care principles and practices. This workshop will provide an overview of trauma and introduce some of the principles of trauma informed care. Participants will explore some of the many impacts of trauma and how to use a strengths-based approach when working with people who have experienced trauma.

This event will cover:

  • What is Trauma and Trauma Informed Care
  • The impact of Trauma on our brains and how it can influence our memories, thinking and behaviours
  • How Trauma related care has developed in the mental health field
  • What does trauma informed care look like and how it can be used in your clinical setting
  • Why language is important


  • Jeff Weitzel (Learning & Practice Development Coordinator) — Centre for Mental Health Learning
  • Shaina Serelson (Statewide Enrolled Nurse Educator) — Centre for Mental Health Learning

Eligibility criteria

This is a free event designed for members of the public clinical mental health workforce in Victoria, (staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH). For example, a social worker working in mental health at Austin Health. Staff from MHCSSs, ACCHOs, AOD or other partner organisations may also sometimes attend. Please note, if you do register for this event and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, your registration will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event start date, or earlier.
Note: Dual Diagnosis peer workers were involved in the design and delivery of this training and have reviewed the content.

Categories: Capability 4 - Understanding and responding to trauma
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Adult

Wednesday 5 April 2023
09:00 to 16:30
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Provided by Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL)
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