Facilitating Trauma-Informed Focus Groups

Facilitating Trauma-Informed Focus Groups

by Felicity Menzies
In this 2-hour workshop, staff involved in running employee focus groups will develop knowledge and capability for conducting respect at work focus groups in a trauma-informed manner.
 
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Program Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of trauma and the symptoms of trauma
  • Develop an understanding of the benefits of trauma-informed practice and care
  • Develop an understanding of the principles of trauma-informed practice and care
  • Acquire strategies for setting up, facilitating, and debriefing respect at work focus groups in a trauma-informed manner
  • Acquire strategies for managing the risks of vicarious trauma (trauma experienced by parties who are exposed indirectly to trauma)

Workshop Outline

  • Understanding trauma and symptoms of trauma
  • The benefits of trauma-informed practice and care for individuals and employers
  • Principles of trauma-informed practice and care
  • Risks to trauma-informed practice (e.g., re-traumatization, breach of confidentiality, personal biases)
  • Applying trauma-informed principles to setting up, conducting and debriefing employee focus groups
  • Protecting yourself from vicarious trauma 
  • Action planning

Learning Outcomes

  •    Awareness and capability in trauma-informed practice as appropriate to role requirements
  •    Greater self-awareness from reflection and feedback

Staff involved in facilitating respect at work focus groups. 

Recommended workshop size is 8-15 participants however larger groups can be accommodated. 

The recommended length of the workshop is 2 hours. The workshop may be run face-to-face or delivered virtually. 

 

We have a transparent fee structure. Please contact us for details.