connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Professional Training

We are proud to offer a range of workshops that provide professionals, workplaces and organisations with opportunities to expand knowledge and skills to help their employees, clients and customers.

Workshop: Trauma Informed Care

Professional Development Workshop

This special training workshop in Maffra will involve informative, educational content and practical skills-based exercises relating to key aspects of trauma-informed practice as it relates to a range of health service roles.

Participants will have the opportunity to practise new skills using vignettes that are relevant to their work.

Drawing on recent research and case studies, the one-day workshop will explore child-focused, trauma-informed practice and skills for practitioners working with families and children affected by family violence.


  • Recognising the biopsychosocial impacts of trauma.
  • The relationship between trauma and substance use.
  • Managing barriers to participation in treatment and support.
  • Safely assessing and managing trauma disclosure.
  • Managing burnout and vicarious trauma for staff.
  • Integrating brief evidence-informed strategies to support trauma recovery, including managing strong emotions, a Trauma Informed Care problem solving approach, social connection interventions and managing unhelpful thinking patterns.

Each participant will receive a Phoenix Manual which includes PowerPoint slides, resources and client sheets.

About the presenter

Dr Richard Cash is a psychologist with experience in the treatment of post-traumatic mental health problems within the veteran community. He has worked extensively in the alcohol and drug sector in clinical service and research roles. He is an experienced trainer and is passionate about championing evidence-based interventions within allied health. At Phoenix Australia, Richard is the Director of Education and Training, with responsibility for the development and delivery of training programs to a broad range of professionals, organisations and sectors.

Ideal for

Workers in a range of health service roles including support for people experiencing homelessness, alcohol and drug conditions, mental health conditions and other complex presentations related to trauma exposure.

  • RAV Training Team
  • (03) 9261 8702
  • Avon Ridge Vineyard - 446 Maffra-Stratford Road, Maffra, Victoria 3860
    • Starts 10:00am Wednesday 8 August 2018
  • One-day workshop. 10am - 4:30pm
  • $350 including GST.
  • Fully catered.

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