Do you work with traumatised families?

Develop a strengths-based approach to your work through this innovative workshop which will provide you with an understanding of traumatised family systems and how to promote wellbeing within families using a strengths-based approach.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this program you will be able to:

  • understand the theoretical underpinnings of ecology of wellness theory and trauma informed practice;
  • understand the link between trauma informed practice and the ecology of wellness in promoting wellness;
  • understand the essential elements of family wellness;
  • promote family wellness and recovery within a traumatised family system.

Topics covered

  • Individual, relational and collective wellness in families
  • Ecology of wellness
  • Family wellness
  • Trauma and families
  • Trauma informed practice and families
  • Holistic approach to family work


Lighthouse Institute Training and Consultancy

The Lighthouse Institute is an Australian attachment and trauma informed ‘Knowledge Centre’ that draws on 21 years of practice at Lighthouse Foundation as well as applied research in the fields of child and adolescent psychology/psychiatry, community psychology, trauma neurobiology studies and clinical practice from around the world.

Helen Lenga BBehSc., BSW, MAPS, AAFT

Helen is a member of the Lighthouse Institute Training and Consultancy Team and an advanced practitioner of trauma informed practice. She has over 30 years’ experience working in the field of trauma as a Psychotherapist, Trainer, Consultant and Supervisor. Her career spans work in the Child and Adolescent program at the Austin Hospital, training in Family Therapy at the Bouverie Centre, involvement in Australian Psychological Society’s (APS) Kids Matter Early Childhood Project, and work with the Queen Elizabeth Centre (QEC), as well as private practice with individuals and consultancy for a range of organisations.


When:  18 February 2013 – 9am- 4.30pm

Where:  Level 5, 50 Market Street, Melbourne (cnr Flinders Lane & Market Street)

Cost (GST inclusive):  $270 members and $325 non-members (This cost includes course materials and refreshments)

To Register:  You can  request a registration form by email, post or fax – contact Jane Lawrence on 03.9614 1577 or


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