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Trauma informed interviewing and storytelling

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Date: 06.03.2024
Time: 15.00 – 17.00


via Zoom
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This course is designed to help communications and marketing staff working in community housing organisations to build skills in safe interviewing and story-telling when connecting with the stories of renters and residents. 

Learning outcomes 

After attending this course participants will: 

  • Understand trauma and its bio-psych-social impacts 
  • Develop skills in trauma-sensitive interviewing of people who have lived experience of trauma 
  • Develop skills in trauma-sensitive story-telling, particularly stories that involve lived experiences of trauma  

Who is this course for? 

CHO staff who are involved in communications and marketing and are likely to be involved in developing stories about renters or other clients. 

This training is presented by the Dart Centre of Journalism and Trauma Asia Pacific (DCAP): https://dartcenter.org/asia-pacific DCAP is a collaboration of journalists, researchers and health professionals providing contemporary, evidence-based content and training informed by journalism practice, culture and understanding.  


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Dr Kimina Lyall is a former journalist, working as a reporter, editor, Southeast Asia correspondent and bureau chief, and is a clinical psychologist. Kimina has been working with the Dart Centre in various volunteer and paid roles for the past 15 years.

As a clinical psychologist, Kimina brings a clear understanding of the science of trauma and other mental health concerns.