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Trauma informed care with older Australians
Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts as they unpack the long-lasting impacts of trauma and explore how practitioners can utilise trauma informed care to better support older Australians.
Through a facilitated panel discussion about trauma informed care, participants will: 
  • Discuss how the long-lasting effects of trauma can influence the life of older Australians. 
  • Outline the types of treatment and support sought by older people who have experienced trauma.  
  • Explore practical tips and strategies to engage in trauma informed care with older people.  
  • Identify ways to improve interdisciplinary collaboration and referral pathways in the care of older people.  

Panel List

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' bios:
  • E/Prof. Judith Atkinson (International Indigenous Trauma Healing Educator and Researcher - NSW)
  • Dr. Johanna Lynch (General Practitioner - QLD)
  • Dr. Duncan McKellar (Psychiatrist - SA)
Facilitator: Dr Stephen Ginsborg (General Practitioner - NSW)



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