This training program applies a trauma informed lens when supporting people with a disability.
People living with a disability often access multiple services frequently over time, may be institutionalised at different times, and may also experience and/ or witness high levels of abuse, violence and other traumas in their daily life.
This training program fosters an understanding of ‘working with’ rather than ‘doing to’ clients, collaborative relationships, client and staff safety and working from a strengths-based approach. The program explores strategies which foster safety, wellbeing, hope, choice and self-determination and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation. In so doing it provides participants with insights and tools to take back to the workplace to enhance outcomes.