STREATwise E-learn

Trauma-Informed Practice

Sadly, up to 75% of people have been exposed to traumatic events, many as children. This workshop will explain the impact of trauma at a social, behavioural, neurological and psychological level. You’ll learn why people ‘flip their lids’ and how to reduce triggers. We will cover the six principles of trauma-informed practice and how this applies to buildings, public spaces, programs and conversations. After completing this e-learn, you will have a better understanding of how to build psychological safety in your own work and personal environment.

Learning Objectives

 By the end of this e-learn, you should be able to: 
  • Understand the benefits of a trauma-informed approach for programs, projects and workplaces
  • Define trauma and the role of the brain in ‘flipping your lid’
  • List the six principles of trauma-informed care and practice
  • Understand the prevalence and impact of trauma
  • Recognise ‘challenging behaviours’ as survivor coping strategies
  • Understand STREAT’s capacity building work assisting workplaces to be supportive, inclusive and ready for a diverse workforce

Instructor: Dr. Kate Barrelle

Dr Kate Barrelle is a clinical and forensic psychologist with over 25 years of applied experience and a career that centers around people and their well-being. She moved to Melbourne a decade ago with her wife Rebecca Scott to co-found STREAT. This Melbourne-based social enterprise provides holistic, tailored support and vocational training to young people who are marginalised or disadvantaged. 
Kate is a dynamic and informed instructor and has delivered over 500 training workshops. She is passionate about translating research and knowledge into applied practice. Her current role involves the oversight of STREAT’s holistic and trauma-informed youth training programs as well as tracking STREAT’s M&E and impact. One of her favourite jobs is to be the handler of ‘Magic’, STREAT’s Therapy Dog!


Our Trauma-Informed Practice e-learn scored an overall rating of 89%, here’s what else people are saying about it:  
“Excellent understanding of brain and what trauma does to a person how it informs behaviour and how we can better interpret it and be appropriate in our responses and understanding.”
“Comprehensive approach, interesting and informative, links for further learning provided, well presented, easy to listen to. Valuable for work and life.”

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