Trauma Wise has been designed with the aim of educating and training Social Workers as well as other staff/community members/congregants and volunteers working the field of Trauma Support to be able to assist in a crisis situation and provide essential information so as to minimize the effect of traumatic stress on an individual following a traumatic incident.

Due to the high levels of crime in South Africa, many South Africans are exposed to violence and potentially traumatizing events. Whilst Government and big business is working hard towards eradicating crime, it is usually the victims that are often forgotten.

Within the South African environment it is not usually acknowledged how these events can affect the person involved and the indirect victims such as friends, family and colleagues. Sometimes the change is subtle or not noticed until it is too late. The value of knowing oneself and ones response to trauma can greatly aid in good mental and emotional health.

Trauma Wise SACSSP 366/17 - Trauma Support for Social Workers

Our Trauma Wise course is a 5 day course, accredited for 16 CPD points with SACSSP (Reg no :366/17) and is aimed at organisations, lay counsellors and individuals needing a substantial understanding of the effects of trauma to provide better assistance to victims of violent crime and traumatic incidents:

  •  Introduction to traumatic stress.
  •  Trauma field in South Africa. Traumatic stress response.
  •  Definition of traumatic stress.
  •  Types of trauma & Types of victims
  •  4 Phases of traumatic stress.
  •  Post traumatic stress reaction.
  •  Post traumatic stress disorder.
  •  Acute stress disorder
  •  Developing a referral network
  •  Trauma Support intervention Model
  •  Developing a referral network
  • Introduction to Trauma Counselling


Trauma Wise COURSE DATES - Gauteng Benoni 2017


St Andrews Presbyterian Church



October 7thth, October 14thth, October 21st October 28thth, November 4th

Course participants must attend ALL training days to receive certificate.


08h30 – 15h30

Please arrive at least 20 mins prior to course beginning.









Philip Stoneman – 063 047 1073

COST: R1250.00

Bank details:

Bank: Capitec – Trauma Wise

Account Number: 1465532321

Branch code: 470010

Please email your completed form together with Proof of Payment to

If you would like to register for the upcoming workshop course in Gauteng , please download and complete a training application form.

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