Workshops for Supporters

If you are supporting a survivor this workshop is for you. It will provide you with some of the knowledge and tools you will need to provide good support, as well as to look after yourself.

This full day workshop is informed by current research. In it participants will learn about becoming more trauma-informed, which is a compassionate approach to supporting people with trauma experiences. The workshop will share knowledge about how stress can affect children as they develop, and how the biological stress response can still affect people later in life, including what may trigger them and how. Participants will also be given strategies to help them understand and support survivors on their recovery journey while paying attention to their own self-care.

The workshop acknowledges that trauma from childhood – including all forms of abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences – can have substantial impacts both for the adult who has experienced it as well as people around him/her.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to some of the common questions asked about this workshop.

Please read our Workshop Terms and Conditions and COVID Safety Guidelines for further information.

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Main outcomes

By participating in this professional development training, participants will:

  1. Understand trauma, the stress response, the impacts of trauma on the brain, the ways survivors cope, their strengths and challenges
  2. Learn the core principles of a trauma-Informed approach, what it involves, how it can help and why
  3. Acquire the skills to implement trauma-Informed principles into daily interactions with the survivor/s in their life and build healthy relationships
  4. Understand that recovery is possible, how and where to find support for themselves and the survivor in the lives
  5. Develop strategies for self-care

Who should attend

Partners, friends, family and loved ones of adults who have experienced any form of childhood trauma and/or abuse. This includes emotional, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, growing up in domestic violence situation, growing up with a parent with a mental illness and/ or is depressed, suicidal or abuses substances, when a parent is imprisoned or other forms of separation e.g. divorce, grief and loss.

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