Trauma Support TRaining
Trauma within a South African context
Trauma Support Training
When someone goes through a traumatic event, such as a car accident, a crime, violence, or any other major threat to their safety, their typical coping resources can become overwhelmed. Trauma support and therapy can assist in dealing with the immediate crisis and trauma reaction, preventing the development of post-traumatic stress disorder, and even stimulating the development of personal growth and greater coping resources for the future.
Trauma Support Work (Debriefing) Training
Revive provides Trauma Support Work training courses for individuals and organizations who want to be better prepared to respond to traumatic occurrences. This two-day interactive course will give participants the knowledge and skills they need to respond to someone who has been through a traumatic event by giving appropriate support in the aftermath. When people undergo a traumatic event, their regular coping resources will allow them to deal with and process the experience, and support during this time should be practical and focused on resolving safety concerns. It is critical to connect the traumatised person(s) with suitable social support systems, and to identify persons who may be at high risk for difficult recovery and refer them for counselling.
Trauma Counselling Training
As a follow-up training to the Trauma Support Work Training, REVIVE provides the Trauma Counselling Course. While Trauma Support Work focuses on practical assistance during or after a traumatic occurrence, Trauma Counselling is available to those who may not be recovering normally from the event. The appearance of traumatic stress symptoms following a traumatic experience is natural; nevertheless, if those symptoms persist or intensify, counselling is recommended to prevent the development of post-traumatic stress disorder and to reactivate coping skills. Because a trauma reaction is a normal coping strategy, counselling is typically not provided directly during or after a traumatic experience, and only when there are indicators that the individual is at risk for a complicated recovery.
Revive also provides trauma support and counselling to individuals and groups that have endured a terrible event, such as a robbery, kidnapping, drowning, or any other traumatic situation.
Courses in Trauma Support Work and Trauma Counselling are provided on a regular basis, so keep an eye on our training calendar for further information. These courses are also available on-demand, so please contact us for further details.
Training courses are held regularly in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), but they can also be held in most other large cities, depending on the level of interest and the number of participants.