Trauma Informed Practice Training

Trauma Informed Practice and The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics

Family Life’s core business has always involved working with traumatised children, families and communities. Family Life places Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) at the core of it’s organisational strategy. TIP focuses on the implications of trauma on the individual, those around them and the systems and services with which they come into contact and is central to Family Life’s activities, as well as our core principles and values. Family Life’s  commitment to TIP has transformed its service delivery across all levels of the organisation. At the practitioner level, it leads to client empowerment and development whilst at the organisational level, it is a launchpad for innovation and growth.

Family Life also has practitioners and facilitators trained in The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). Developed by child psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr Bruce Perry, NMT explores the effects of trauma on children at key stages of childhood brain development – from pre-conception, pregnancy and birth all the way to adolescence. Understanding adverse events that occur at specific periods of a child’s brain development produces a complete picture of their challenges and developmental risk factors – and ultimately helps to identify the best forms of intervention to support them.

Professional Development for your Workplace

Heartlinks offers tailored training in Trauma Informed Practice to suit the needs of health care providers, service delivery organisations, teaching staff and other professional groups who work across a range of sectors.

We are able to customise the training to achieve the desired outcomes of you team and/or organisation.

Training is delivered by our qualified and professional staff with extensive experience in trauma informed practice as a basis for their work with families, individuals and staff in the community services sector.

Topics include:

  • Brain development
  • Neuroplasticity and the role of stress
  • Impact of trauma, protective and risk factors
  • State-dependent functioning and the 6Rs of regulation
  • Working with traumatised individuals
  • Trauma informed organisations

What you will learn:

  • Insight into how trauma may impact a person’s behaviour - child or adult
  • Reframing how you interact with a traumatised individual
  • Practical strategies to counter trauma
  • Regulation techniques and how to improve relational health
  • Applying theories of attachment and a deeper understanding of  the timing of when a traumatic event occurs and it’s possible long-lasting impact 
  • Self-compassion

Best suited to:

  • Teachers
  • Community sector practitioners
  • Organisations who want to adopt a trauma informed practice lens


The program can be delivered to suit individual or organisational requirements for example as a half or full day or for two hours over a few weeks.

Next training session is scheduled to be delivered on:

Tuesday October 20, 2020.

9:00am to 5:00pm


Whilst COVID-19 social distancing restrictions are in place this training is being delivered online using a secure, internet based platform.

If restrictions are eased prior to October 20 the training may be delivered at your premises, at either one of our centres in Sandringham or Frankston or at an alternative location.


The cost per person is $250.

For a group booking the cost is $2,300 - minimum booking of ten.

Maximum number of participants for this training is fifteen.

Acceptance into this program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers being achieved and/or maximum numbers being reached. Heartlinks reserves the right to discontinue service should the facilitator deem a participant to be better suited to an alternative form of support.

Want more information?

For more information email or call (03) 8599 5488

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Workshop Registration for Trauma Informed Practice

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