Training: Building trauma-informed organisations

 

16 November – 1 December

At the last quarterlies we hosted a new network on vicarious trauma. One hundred and thirty people attended. In response to burnout and vicarious trauma of the pandemic, increasing workloads, complex matters, being unable to meet demand, funding uncertainty, little administrative support and complicated compliance responsibilities, Community Legal Centres NSW has committed to helping centres strengthen their capacity to build trauma informed practices. We will provide further training and development throughout 2022.

knowmore has generously agreed to deliver training in November 2021 and early 2022 to centre staff. knowmore are recognised as legal sector practice leaders in their trauma informed, culturally safe, person-centred, multidisciplinary approach. knowmore understand the unique challenges of the community legal sector and the impacts of vicarious trauma and burnout. They will discuss how organisations can protect staff from psychological injury and enhance worker wellbeing

The sessions are designed to share knowledge and start conversations about risks and responsibilities and how we build and maintain good trauma informed and cultural safety practices across the community legal centre sector.

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Due to the interest in this training, knowmore have committed to running more sessions in the new year. Join the waitlist by either registering above or emailing OfficeManager@clcnsw.org.au

Program

Building Shelter from the Perfect Storm: Understanding psychological injury risks and responsibilities, and the supports your centre should provide

Presenters: Warren Strange (Chief Executive Officer, knowmore) and Amanda Whelan (Director, Client Services, knowmore)

Please register for both sessions: 

  • Session 1: Introduction
    Tuesday 30 November 2021
    3.15pm-4.45pm (online)
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  • Session 2: Follow up
    Wednesday 1 December 2021
    3.15pm-4.45pm (online)

Sessions will cover:

  1. Understanding psychological injury risk and legal responsibilities for community legal centres;
  2. The role of the Board and CEO;
  3. What supports workers need;
  4. Preparing your workforce for culture shifts and practice change;
  5. Tackling the realities of implementation.

Image removed.Open to Board members, Coordinators and Directors  
Image removed.  Session recorded and available to people who registered but could not attend
Image removed.CPD points: Ethics & Professional Responsibility; Professional Skills; Practice Management & Business Skills
Image removed. Presenting from the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera Peoples

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Giving Shelter from the Perfect Storm: Identifying various trauma and burnout risks in workers and responding well

Presenters: Amanda Whelan (Director, Client Services, knowmore) and (Simon Bruck, Principal Lawyer, knowmore)

Please register for both sessions: 

  • Introduction
    Thursday 18 November 2021
    12.30pm-2.30pm (online)
     
  • Follow up
    Wednesday 1 December 2021
    11.30am-1.00pm (online)

Sessions will cover:

  1. Understanding psychological injury risk and legal responsibilities for community legal centres;
  2. Identifying vicarious trauma and burnout, and the role of trauma-informed practice;
  3. The role of line managers;
  4. What workplace supports workers need;
  5. What good responses look like when someone isn’t traveling well.

Image removed.Open to principal solicitors, supervisors and line managers
Image removed.  Session recorded and available to people who registered but could not attend
Image removed.CPD points: Professional Skills I Practice Management & Business Skills
Image removed. Presenting from the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation

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Taking shelter from the Perfect Storm: Identifying vicarious trauma and burnout risks and impacts and how you can recover

Presenters: Sigrid Herring (Aboriginal Engagement Advisor, knowmore) and Rory Maloney (National Manager - Support and Trauma Informed Practice, knowmore)

Please register for one introductory and follow up session (note repeat of introductory session):

  • Introduction (session full-register for repeat introduction session)
    Tuesday 16 November 2021
    10.00am-12.00pm (online)
     
  • Introduction (repeat session)
    Wednesday 17 November 2021
    10.00am-12.00pm (online)
     
  • Follow up
    Tuesday 30 November 2021
    1.30pm-3.00pm (online)

Sessions will cover:

  1. Understanding psychological injury risk and legal responsibilities for community legal centres;
  2. Identifying vicarious trauma and burnout, and the role of trauma-informed practice;
  3. What we know helps build resilience;
  4. What workplace supports work;
  5. How to know when you aren’t traveling well, and how to help a colleague if they aren’t.

Image removed.Open to staff and volunteers
Image removed.  Session recorded and available to people who registered but could not attend
Image removed.CPD points: Professional Skills
Image removed. Presenting from the lands of the Burramattagal people on Darug Country and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation

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We have tailored the sessions to the different roles and responsibilities within community legal centres to ensure staff and organisations are resilient.

The trainings are structured with the intention for individuals to attend both sessions for your role. We are prioritising those who can attend both sessions. If you cannot attend both the introduction session and the follow up session, please email officemanager@clcnsw.org.au to be added to the waitlist. Numbers are limited. If the sessions are booked out, other sessions will be scheduled in the new year, so add your name to the waiting list.