We were pleased to send members of our Specialist Adolescent Services team to attend training with the Blue Knot Foundation to further support our clients who have experienced trauma.
The Blue Knot Foundation is the leading national organisation working to improve the lives of the five million (1 in 4) Australian adults who are survivors of childhood trauma, including abuse.
Blue Knot’s training course, A Three-phased Approach – Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients, was held in Albury and was a two-day intensive professional development experience to support people who have experienced multiple traumas to heal.
Our Specialist Adolescent Services manager Michelle Fell said it was a valuable opportunity for our team to have specialist training locally with a nationally-recognised organisation dedicated to helping trauma survivors.
“Our staff are highly qualified but we’re always looking to improve our skills and learn new techniques for the benefit of our clients who have experienced trauma,” she said.
One of the challenges for our team is that we’re seeing more complex cases, in which people have experienced multiple instances of trauma.
The Specialist Adolescent Services team’s work includes:
– Case management and wellbeing support for young people in educational settings, as well as assisting students who have become disengaged from education
– Mentoring programs which assist young people to develop a positive community connection
– Support and case management for children, young people and families with the aim of preventing child protection involvement
– Support and case management for young people who are preparing to leave statutory care or have just left
The Blue Knot Foundation supports survivors, their families and communities through professional phone counselling, information and resources, advocacy and educational workshops.
It also delivers professional development training, group supervision and consultancy for workers, organisations and practitioners working with survivors.
To find out more about Blue Knot and the training it offers please visit blueknot.org.au
Anyone who could benefit from advice or support from Blue Knot can contact 1300 657 380