Promote trauma informed practices

This micro skills course describes the skills and knowledge required to promote trauma informed care, and to develop strategies to address people€™s specific trauma needs. Trauma informed care involves providing services that are informed by the knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma, in particular interpersonal violence and varying service practice to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatisation. This micro skills course applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Delivery Mode
Workplace and On-Campus
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider

What will I learn?

  1. Incorporate recognition of the impact of trauma in the development of individual support plans
  2. Reflect on aspects of current service practice and programs to identify areas for improved trauma informed practice
  3. Regularly gather feedback from the person and others to identify potential areas for improved trauma informed service practices
  4. Identify service policies, procedures or practices that could potentially contribute to traumatisation and re-traumatisation
  5. Develop change strategies and plans to strengthen trauma informed practice, in collaboration with a person with lived experience of trauma
  6. Provide information and resources to other workers that promotes trauma informed principles and practices in the workplace
  7. Participate in trauma informed supervision or peer supervision
  8. Contribute to the development of policies to reduce or minimise experiences of vicarious trauma


  • This skills course may contain references to Australian laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This skills course may not be available in your country.
  • This skills course is delivered by a certified Talisium trainer and assessor in your workplace and requires active student participation including practical skills demonstrations for assessment.

What should I know before commencing this?

Work in trauma informed ways. Develop strategies to address people’s specific trauma needs.