This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - worked from a trauma informed care perspective with at least 3 people with mental illness.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legal and ethical considerations (international, national, state/territory, local) for trauma related practice, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice; - trauma; - gender differences in the application of trauma informed care; - common beliefs and attitudes towards people who experience interpersonal violence and how this impacts on their access to services; - values and core principles and features of trauma informed care and practice; - impacts of traumatic events that occur when accessing or receiving services (including the use of compulsory treatment, seclusion and restraint); - role of triggers and 'flashback' (re-experiencing), re-victimisation and re-traumatisation; - referral options and resources available to support self-advocacy; - links between suicidality, self-harm and interpersonal trauma, and; - self-care strategies for workers.

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