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Live Zoom Webinar in Auslan with Karli, Clinical Deaf Counsellor, Thursday 9 December 2021 7.30-8.30 pm AEDT

This webinar is targeted at Auslan fluent Deaf/hard of hearing (HoH) professionals and hearing carers who want to learn how to support and work with Deaf clients with Deaf Trauma. Deaf/HoH and hearing carers/ professionals may also have experienced firsthand trauma themselves.   Interpreter can be supplied by KHC, please confirm if you need an interpreter when booking online.

Please note, the Tuesday, 30 November 7.30-8.30 pm AEDT is now fully booked for Deaf and HoH participants.

Date:  Thursday 9 December 2021 7.30-8.30 pm AEDT
Where:  Zoom webinar
Limited numbers:  12 professionals /carers
Fee:  $86.79 (Your or clients’ NDIS plan can cover)
Confidential:   You can join without your camera on to protect your privacy. You can change your name on the Zoom screen.

You will have an opportunity to listen to Deaf trauma stories, find out what the symptoms are and to understand what the different types of treatments are to manage trauma.

Trauma (Auslan: scar in the head) can occur as a result of sexual abuse, domestic violence, a serious car accident or other life-threatening event, or even from ongoing bully in the workplace or school. You may find you have clients who are very afraid to go out or who may share bad memories (flashbacks) with you, and you are not sure how to manage him/her.  You will learn more about what is trauma sensitive language (in sign language!)

What is trauma/PTSD? 

Karli has worked with many Deaf and hard of hearing clients who have experienced trauma and/or PTSD.    The aftereffects are often difficult to manage, especially for those who are not informed or educated about the symptoms and they are lost, not knowing how or where to get assistance.

Register to:

  • To understand your clients’ experience of trauma
  • Help your client to give a name (signs) to the “enemy” (trauma)
  • Understand what the symptoms are so you can best support client and create clear boundaries for yourself too
  • Find out about treatment plans to provide additional information to your client
  • Find out what is Deaf trauma, what is dissociation
  • The more information you have, you will be able to help your clients to develop more self-awareness/knowledge, emotional regulation, and confidence to take control of their symptoms

Interested?  Register now and your NDIS plan can cover the costs.

Note:  Allied Health professionals can request for another date for their Professional Development.  Deaf unaware or not Auslan fluent counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers or support workers can apply.  Please email to book a date and time.