This introductory workshop will look at what trauma is and how it affects peoples everyday life. Learn about current research on trauma, including vicarious trauma. Participants will be provided with practical skills and resources for working with trauma work including how support workers can best support those who have experienced trauma.
This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.
What is trauma and how it affects us
Understand Trauma-Informed practice
The importance of resilience on trauma outcome
Relating trauma to the context of earthquakes, floods, fires and the attack on the Canterbury Muslim Community
Introduction to Blue Note Foundation Research in Australasian Trauma Practice
Introduction to Bessel Van Der Kolk ‘The Body Keeps the Score’
Introduction to vicarious trauma and ‘Trauma Stewardship’ Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
How to use trauma informed practice principles and other tools to support people who have experienced trauma
Working with People Experiencing Mental Health and Addiction Needs
Working with Whānau
Working within Communities
Maintaining professional and personal development
Jackie has been an active member of the mental health and addiction sector since 2001 and held the co-chair role at Navigate Waitaha (Canterbury Mental Health and Addiction NGO Leadership Group) for four years. Her experience across a range of roles and organisations provides insight into mental health service delivery, strategic health direction and organisational development.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
You will need
Headset and Microphone
Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
Stable broadband connection
Minimum System Requirements
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above
Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.
Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged.
No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.
MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.
Only one person may view an online workshop session per registration.
Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.
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