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Trauma-Informed Practice for Social Enterprises – Creating an atmosphere of safety and care for everyone – SENVIC with STREAT

29 October 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

On the left of this banner are the words TRAUMA INFORMED CARE PRINCIPLES. Underneath these words are logos for SAFETY, TRUSTWORTHINESS & TRANSPARENCY, PEER SUPPORT, COLLABORATION AND MUTUALITY, EMPOWERMENT, VOICE & CHOICE, CULTURAL HISTORICAL GENDER ISSUES. On the right is the logo for SENVIC Social Enterprise Network Victoria.

Join SENVIC for this online workshop to create inclusive, safe and caring social enterprises.

As we return to our workplaces, the tensions of the past year can bring earlier trauma closer to the surface.

This hybrid workshop delivered by Dr Kate Barrelle, forensic and clinical psychologist and co-founder and Chief Impact Officer at STREAT, invites participants to create ‘therapeutic environments’ that are truly inclusive for all people.

    • Sadly, up to 75% of people have been exposed to traumatic events, many as children.
    • This workshop will explain the impact of trauma and disrupted attachment at a social, behavioural, neurological and psychological level.
    • You will 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.
    • You will have an opportunity to reflect and plan how to build psychological safety in your own work environment.

Choose one of three dates:

  1. Friday, 29 October at 9.30am-12.00pm
  2. Wednesday, 10 November at 2.00-4.30pm
  3. Friday, 26 November at 9.30am-12.00pm

The facilitators create a safe, trusting, and friendly environment to allow participants to share information and ask questions in a comfortable atmosphere and safe space.

This course is offered by SENVIC to SENVIC members. Not yet a member? Sign up here.

More about Dr Kate Barrelle

Dr Kate Barrelle is a forensic and clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience working in the community, government, private and academic sector. She is the co-founder and Chief Impact Officer at STREAT, a work-integrated social enterprise. Kate is also the handler of Magic, STREAT’s Therapy Dog. Kate has trained extensively in trauma assessment and treatment, and is a strong advocate of creating ‘therapeutic environments’ for all people – which includes, but goes far beyond the built environment.


29 October 2021
9:30 am - 12:00 pm