NDIS Support Coordination Workshop - Trauma Informed Practice & Mental Health

For Support Coordinators

  • Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020 8:45am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Door of Hope Christian Church - Meeting Room 7
  • Cost: $85 + GST

Join us for a full day Workshop tailored for NDIS Support Coordinators. Throughout the day we will cover Trauma Informed Practice & Mental Health.

Session 1: Trauma and Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP)

  1. Trauma and its Impacts (50 minutes)
    • What is trauma? Simple, complex, vicarious
    • Neurological, biological, psychological and social effects of trauma
  2. Trauma Informed Practice Principles (50 Minutes)
    • Applying principles of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment and acceptance of diversity
    • Safety plans for workers
  3. Recovery from Trauma (60 Minutes)
    • What is meant by recovery?
    • Deficit and problem focused models Vs strengths based and assets focused models

Session 2: Supporting Participants with psychosocial disability and mental health problems 

  1. Mental Health, Psychosocial Disability and Support Coordination (60 minutes)
    • Embedding Trauma-Informed Practice into daily work - goal setting and challenging difficult behaviours
  2. Group discussions of common issues - supporting Participants with (80 Minutes):
    • Acquired Brain Injury 
    • Memory loss
    • Abusive behaviours 
    • Working with medical and legal staff and family members 
  3. Wrap up (20 minutes)
    • Steps to undertake to apply into practice 
    • Steps to apply in your workplace


Arrival - tea/coffee
9:00am:Session 1 Commences
Morning tea
Session 2 Commences


Kelly Philp

Kelly is a social worker who specialises in trauma counselling and trauma informed care. She has worked with RA TAS for 2 years, working alongside vulnerable community sectors such as the Aboriginal Communities in Tasmania, and people affected by or making submissions to the Disability Royal Commission. Previous to this role, Kelly worked at Centrelink for 19 years. She worked in the Community Engagement Officer role and also as a social worker, advocating for those who had difficulty navigating the system because of mental health, disability, homelessness, addictions and trauma history.

Sharon Dutton

Sharon has a background in psychology and social work, and is the Senior Practitioner at RA Tas for Support and Case Management Services (N/NW). She began at RA Tas 2.5 years ago in the Redress Support role, assisting people who have experienced institutional childhood sexual abuse to document their stories for the National Redress Scheme. Sharon is passionate about early intervention and prevention work, having worked at Anglicare Tas for 11 years in the Housing/Homelessness, Mental Health and Children & Families streams with people experiencing many systemic disadvantages as a result of trauma.

Registrations close 15/10/2020
Registrations close 15/10/2020