Safer Families: Working with clients impacted by trauma

June 12, 2019 |

It is vital for lawyers working with clients affected by family violence, to have an understanding of trauma informed care.

You will learn strategies to work with trauma affected clients, so you can better obtain instructions, and to provide appropriate advice. You will also no doubt be familiar with the importance of 'self-care' and wellness, and the issues of 'burn out'. However, this training will take a deeper look at self-care, and how you can be supported in your work.

Who should attend?

All CLC staff, including managers, who work in the area of family violence

This training includes

  • How traumatic events affect the brain and may affect how clients present and provide instructions
  • How people can react to and recover from traumatic events
  • Practice strategies on interviewing and obtaining instructions from clients impacted by trauma
  • A deeper understanding of 'self-care''

*This training is co-facilitated with Phoenix Australia, Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, University of Melbourne and Women's Legal Centre.

CPD points

  • Professional skills
  • Substantive law

What do other lawyers say?

  • "The most useful thing I learned was strategies for managing distresses clients"
  • "The most useful thing I learned was how to broach clients discussing traumatic events"
  • "Great training, so very important for the legal profession"

For more details, and to register:

Sign up