ETR704 - Trauma and Trauma-Responsive Practices


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums


This Unit covers events, experiences, and effects of trauma and introduces you to core concepts associated with the problem. The Unit introduces broad issues of trauma and trauma-responsive practices and explores the meaning and causes of trauma, impacts of exposure to trauma, who is affected by trauma, and how systems and institutions respond to conditions of trauma-impacted individuals.  In providing trauma-responsive support to children and adolescents, professionals could be exposed to trauma stories that might result in ‘secondary traumatization’ or ‘vicarious trauma’. The unit will equip participants (e.g. teachers, educators, and humanitarian workers) with strategies for preventing and dealing with secondary trauma.

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