CHC51408 Expression of Interest - closing 31st May 2013
The Lighthouse Institute provides training to individuals, groups, organisations and communities with a focus on attachment, development, trauma, organisational culture and therapeutic community development work. Training is developed to the specific needs of individuals and groups. The Institute also runs the Lighthouse Foundation Seminar Series, which provides training that focuses on attachment and trauma-Informed practice to Lighthouse Foundation practitioners and professionals in the community.
The Lighthouse Institute currently provides specialist attachment and trauma informed training to a number of organisations across Australia such as:
In partnership with our major training partner RMIT University, the Institute has developed a Diploma of Youth Work (Therapeutic Care), which is a nationally accredited course for youth workers who work in residential settings such mental health, out of home care, homelessness and disability services. The newly developed course sets a national benchmark for training of youth workers in Australia, with a focus on attachment and trauma-informed practice.
The Lighthouse Institute provides specialist consultancy to practitioners and organisations that provide support to children, young people, adults and families who may have experienced attachment disruptions and trauma. Our current consultancy work includes model development work, developing attachment and trauma informed organisational systems and clinical supervision processes.
Developing an Attachment and Trauma-Informed Organisation
All organisations can benefit from understanding the principles of attachment in the workplace. The challenge is how to create conditions, where workers can work in a creative, undistracted, collaborative and productive way. This is made difficult by the fact that many workplaces are less secure than they have been, and are often having to contend with rates of change that can create a sense of perpetual instability. Our view is that organisations who understand the fundamental notions of attachment and a secure base and put that understanding into practice will achieve a more highly engaged and effective workforce. Workers who feel attached will feel more emotionally secure, leading to higher levels of collaboration, productivity, problem solving, creativity, commitment and worker retention.
A few examples of processes that can be put into place are reliable and regular team meetings, one-to-one meetings, supervision, opportunities to develop healthy relationships and social activities. In general:
An understanding of grief, loss and trauma, how they impact on people and what can be done to help alleviate and cope with these difficult experiences, will also help an organisation support its working group. It can also help prevent the damage that can be done, for instance, by implementing change in a way that doesn’t take account of these factors.
Potential Outcomes for Organisations
Format and Approach
We design our Training and Consultancy Program to suit your organisational needs, including any or all of the following:
For further information and fee structures please contact Luci Klendo, Learning and Development Coordinator on 03 9093 7533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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