This training is the foundation to all Blue Knot training programs. It provides learners with a trauma-informed lens to better understand the impacts and outcomes for people who experience trauma, and especially complex trauma. The important message is:
Trauma Informed Practice is not about the treatment of trauma or the symptoms, but rather a recognition that trauma experiences are a possibility for anyone
(Kezelman & Stavropoulos, 2012)
This training program utilises current research to provide an understanding of trauma, the impacts of trauma on all aspects of life and subsequently the coping mechanisms formed in response to trauma. The principles of trauma-informed practice are introduced which focus on a strengths-based approach and applicable to all, vital for every person working in health, human, education, disability and legal services, working in government, non-government, public or private sectors.