Trauma Informed Care Workshop

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 02:00 pm — Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 03:30 pm

Location HB15, University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus
RSVP Friday, 9 June 2017

The University of Newcastle (UON) is holding a presentation for care professionals to explore the dynamics of how trauma occurs and the promising practice of working with survivors of childhood trauma.

Eventbrite - Trauma Informed Care: Gaps in Knowledge for Practice

Presented by social work lecturer, Dr Tamara Blakemore, this workshop is an introduction to the impact of childhood trauma and how a trauma informed approach can strengthen our practice with survivors.

Trauma informed care stresses awareness of the occurrence of trauma, and recognition of the impact this can have on individual and collective wellbeing.

Trauma informed care can help us make sense of what we see in our classrooms, crisis and family services and courtrooms. This approach promotes practice that is sensitive to the experience of trauma.

Highlighting the promise, potential, paradox and perils of trauma informed care as well as drawing attention to gaps in understanding of the dynamics in how trauma occurs; this presentation invites professionals to join the conversation, form new connections and explore promising practice across the challenge and opportunity of working with survivors of childhood trauma.

The workshop will be followed by light refreshments.