Trauma-Responsive System Framework and Emerging Minds (CFSS) Focus Orientation video
DHS 1686 Trauma FW Focus Tool 2023 (51mins)
DHS Trauma Framework Focus Tool and how to set up an account and use the tool.
Emerging Minds Focus - Building our Trauma Responsive Capacity
Emerging Minds Focus – Taking a Systems Approach to Building our Trauma Responsive Capacity within the CFSS Sector
To support the implementation of the Trauma Responsive System Framework, an organisational capacity-building tool has been made available called Emerging Minds Focus. Focus brings together several initiatives from Our Healing Approach to support systems thinking on trauma responsiveness across all levels – Child and family, Practitioner, Organisation, and Funder.
CFSS-funded Intensive Family Support Services are currently engaged in an implementation pilot of the Trauma Responsive System Framework through Emerging Minds Focus. Access Emerging Minds Focus.
As Emerging Minds Focus is a prototype, we would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have. Should you have any questions or feedback concerning functionality, please contact: email@example.com
Other feedback or questions can be directed to Steph Mudie at DHS EIRD: firstname.lastname@example.org
Culturally responsive and trauma-responsive training
Yaitya Mingkamingka Purrutiapinthi (Aboriginal Trauma Healing)
This two-day training program for Intensive Family Service (IFS) practitioners supports culturally responsive and trauma-responsive practice. It is designed specifically for practitioners in the CFSS and for the South Australian Aboriginal Community context.
The training touches on the Trauma Responsive System Framework principles. It stimulates self-reflection and increased awareness to address cultural bias and racism.
DHS has funded Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations (Aboriginal Family Support Services, KWY Aboriginal Corporation and Tauondi Aboriginal College) to provide this workshop to 300 Intensive Family Service practitioners from July 2021 to December 2022. Feedback from training participants has been very positive.
Trauma Responsiveness videos
Lived Experience involvement and views on trauma responsiveness: videos
The CFSS Lived Experience Network (LEN) played a central role in the development of the Framework. In videos, members explain their involvement and their views on what it means to be trauma-responsive, and why the Framework is so important. The videos are provided here to promote the Framework and start discussions about trauma-responsive practice across the system.
- Lived Experience Network: What do you expect from a Trauma Responsive Practitioner? (YouTube 4.26 mins)
- Lived Experience Network: How were you involved in the Trauma Responsive System Framework? (YouTube 5.37 mins)
- Lived Experience Network: What can get in the way of a trusting relationship with practitioners? (YouTube 4.18 mins)
- Lived Experience Network: How can peer and community supports help families to heal from trauma? (YouTube 5.49 mins)
- Lived Experience Network: Why do you think a Trauma Responsive System Framework is important? (YouTube 7.14 mins)
Child Protection and Intensive Family Services Learning Pathway
This PDF file shows the course components in Children's Mental Health and Practice-Based Learning, with an estimated time commitment for each. For example, "The impact of trauma on the child: 1 hour".
There are extra resources to support your learning, such as:
- practice paper
For further information visit learning.emergingminds.com.au
Other resources supporting trauma-responsive practice are the Common Elements.
The need to embed trauma responsiveness to create a healing system was identified in the codesign process for the Child and Family Support System (CFSS) Reform.
Together with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander System Design Criteria and Codesign principles, the Trauma-responsive system framework forms the basis of ‘Our Healing Approach’ to the reform journey, which is summarised in the Roadmap for Reform.
The development of the Framework was led by Sean Lappin and Dana Shen in collaboration with DHS and informed by evidence and stakeholders from diverse agencies and backgrounds, including people with lived experience.
Taking a whole-of-system approach to building trauma-responsive capacity means that all those involved in the system work together to get better at responding to trauma, wherever it presents.