Leading a Systemic Trauma-Informed Approach

Key Facts

Study Load: 7-14 Hours
Location: Available Australia-Wide
Delivery Mode: Online
In-Person
Intake: On Request
Fees: Price negotiated depending on group size and location.

Course Overview

Promoting a trauma-informed approach in the workplace is essential for creating an environment that is not only supportive and inclusive, but also prioritises the mental and emotional health of your valued staff, and better outcomes for consumers accessing services.

This co-designed workshop series is evidence based and informed by lived experience. Join us in this journey to cultivate a trauma-informed workplace that not only strengthens your organization but also nurtures the well-being of those who contribute to its success.

What does this course offer?

Trauma-Informed Practice: An Organisational Systems Approach to Supporting Recovery (7-hours)

This co-designed workshop aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of trauma-informed practice and care. Participants will explore the unique challenges faced by those who work and access services in organizations impacted by trauma, as well as the systems and processes required in a trauma-informed organization to promote recovery. The module covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Analyse the impact of working with trauma on consumers, staff and organisational systems;
  • Understanding of key theories, principles, systems, processes and practices that support the development of a trauma-informed system;
  • Learn practical ways for working with children and young people, individuals and families;
  • Examine ways to process emotions, self-care and workplace practices; and
  • Apply trauma informed approaches to work with trauma through reflective practice, self-care and workplace practices.

This workshop is capped to a maximum of 26 participants.

 

Trauma-Informed Practice: For Managers and Leaders (7-hours)

This co-designed workshop aims to introduce participants to a framework for understanding the experience of people who have a history of complex trauma and the organisational systems that are required to support recovery. The workshop will explore the unique challenges faced by managers and leaders in organisations supporting survivors of trauma, by taking an in-depth look at the most effective processes and practices for establishing a whole-organizational environment primed to support recovery. By participating in this module, participants will:

  • Explore definitions of trauma, including single and complex trauma;
  • Understand key theories relevant to trauma-informed practice/care;
  • Evaluate the impact of trauma on consumers, families, and carers, staff, leaders, and the wider organizational system;
  • Recognise common dynamics in organizations that support survivors of trauma; and
  • Identify the systems and processes required in a trauma-informed organization to promote recovery.

This workshop is capped to a maximum of 26 participants.

Course Structure

There are two levels of this training and can be run one module at a time, or together across two-days. Our course is available both online and face-to-face, so you can choose the option that suits you best. Our team of experts will be happy to deliver the course at a location of your choice, or you can visit our training facility in Hawthorn East, Victoria.

Our Trainers

Mr Rudy Gonzalez and Dr Renzo Vittorino have worked extensively in the filed of trauma informed practice, as practitioners and management of trauma services.

 

Rudy Gonzalez, Director of Clinical Services, Cairnmillar Institute

Rudy is the Director of Clinical Services at Cairnmillar Institute. He was previously the General Manager Practice and Sector Development at Foundation House, Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture. He is a Psychologist and the Principal Consultant at Salus Psychology and Consulting. He was previously in the role of Principal Practice Leader in the Department of Health and Human Services, Secure Services, and the founding Executive Director of Lighthouse Institute, an attachment and trauma informed knowledge centre that provided clinical supervision, training and consultancy to practitioners and organisations working with survivors of trauma, as well as conducting research on trauma informed systems. He is a Board approved supervisor and member of the APS. Rudy has previously worked as the Director of Care Services at Lighthouse Foundation, as well as roles in child youth and family services and therapeutic communities in forensic settings. Rudy was a lecturer with the School of Psychology and Social Sciences at Victoria University, and an Honorary Fellow of University of Melbourne. Rudy co-authored the book Therapeutic Residential for Children and Young People: An Attachment and Trauma Informed Model for Practice. Rudy’s work as a leader was recognized in 2013 receiving the SACS and Leadership Victoria Award for Excellence for Executives working in Not-For-Profit organisations. Rudy was also on the Board for the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, the peak body for Child, Youth and Family Services in Victoria. Rudy has extensive experience in the development and delivery of programs and training in trauma informed practice including the recently implemented Trauma Informed Leadership Program delivered to managers of Area Mental Health Services in Victoria in partnership with Centre for Mental Health Learning and Department of Health.

 

Dr Renzo Vittorino, Deputy Director Clinical Services

Renzo is the Deputy Director of Clinical Services at the Cairnmillar Institute and has extensive leadership and clinical experience spanning over 30 years. In his most recent role, he was the Manager of Practice and Professional Learning at Foundation House. His previous roles have included Manager of the Clinical Support Team at Connections Uniting Care, Manager of Family Support and Counselling at Melbourne City Council, Director of Community Programs and Director of Research and Development at Tweddle Child and Family Services, as well as Manager of Family Services and the Voyage Drug and Alcohol Services at IPC. Renzo has experience in academia as a lecturer, course developer and placement supervisor at Victoria University and La Trobe University in the field of psychology and with other allied health professionals. Renzo is a registered psychologist with AHPRA, Psychology Board Approved Supervisor, Member of the Australian Psychology Society and Member of the APS College of Community Psychology. Renzo has experience in working with individual and families, community, and organisational development. Renzo has extensive experience in the development and delivery of programs and training in trauma informed practice including the recently implemented Trauma Informed Leadership Program delivered to managers of Area Mental Health Services in Victoria in partnership with Centre for Mental Health Learning and Department of Health.

Further Information

For more information on how this workshop can help your team, or for group quotes and to secure training dates, please contact our Professional Development and Training team on [email protected] or at 03 9813 3400.

FAQ

Can the learning outcomes be tailored to my organisation?

This workshop can be customised for an additional fee, to meet the specific needs and goals of your organisation to ensure that the content addresses your unique challenges and objectives. Consider collaborating with our Professional Development and Training team on [email protected] to create a tailored leaning program that aligns with your organisation’s strategic priorities.

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