Foundation House 2021 Trauma-Informed Practice Lecture Series

Foundation House is excited to launch our 2021 Trauma-Informed Practice Lecture Series, which will host live talks from internationally renowned speakers.

The first three lectures of 2021 will be presented by Dr Ida Kaplan, author of Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Integrated Trauma Recovery for People of Refugee Background, Research Fellow of the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, practicing clinical psychologist, and former Clinical Manager at Foundation House.

These lectures aim to provide an opportunity for practitioners and leaders to extend their understanding of integrated trauma-informed approaches that promote trauma recovery.

The lectures are suitable for a broad range of practitioners interested in trauma-informed practice, including practitioners, leaders and academics working with individuals, families, and communities from refugee background and others impacted by trauma in the areas of settlement, health, child, youth and adult mental health, housing and homelessness, early years and education services, youth services, family support services, family violence, sexual abuse and assault services, and justice.

Each lecture presented by Dr Kaplan focuses on a particular element of an integrated approach to trauma recovery. Participants can attend individual lectures, based on their interest, or register for all three as a complementary series.

The lectures are live webinars via Zoom.

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Register for all three lectures, via the “Trauma-informed Practice Lecture Series – Lectures 1, 2 & 3” event below to save $20.

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Ida Kaplan, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Dr Ida Kaplan is the author of Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Integrated Trauma Recovery for People of Refugee Background for the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture. She is a Research Fellow of the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, and a practicing clinical psychologist.

For over a quarter of a century Ida has worked with refugee survivors of torture and other traumatic events as an expert specialist practitioner, senior manager of client services and practice supervisor. She has had extensive experience, locally and internationally, of training professionals in the provision of trauma-informed and trauma-focused interventions for people of refugee backgrounds.

Ida has conducted and published peer-reviewed research on the effects of long-term detention, cognitive assessment of refugee children and rights of refugee children, and also reviewed the effectiveness of interventions for torture survivors. She has a longstanding policy, practice and research interest in the intersection of mental health, social justice and human rights issues.

Internationally recongnised as a pioneer and leader in the field of refugee trauma recovery, Ida’s work and literature has positively influenced the way practitioners and organisations respond to the needs of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia, and around the world.

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