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“Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach to Archives” Workshop

  • 23 Jun 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Online via the Australian Society of Archivists

“Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach to Archives”

Virtual Workshop 

Hosted by the Australian Society of Archivists, this workshop will consider how archives can use the principles of trauma-informed practice to provide a better service for all who use and engage with archives. Trauma-informed archival practice enables better connections with those who use archives, facilitates a reimagining about what archives can be for everyone, and challenges current models of archival work. 

Time:  6:00 PM Eastern Time / 3:00 PM Pacific Time

The workshop is approx. 3 hours (including 1x20-minute break) and is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

For more details and to register, please use this weblink: https://www.archivists.org.au/events/event/virtual-workshop-implementing-trauma-informed-archival-practice


"This workshop will consider how archives can use the principles of trauma-informed practice to provide a better service for all who use and engage with archives. Trauma-informed archival practice enables better connections with those who use archives, facilitates a reimagining about what archives can be for everyone; and challenges current models of archival work. It is aimed at anyone working in archives and across the broader GLAMR sector.

The workshop complements, rather than is a substitution for, the online courses. The intent of the workshop is for participants to discuss real-life scenarios based on their current contexts, and develop ideas and strategies to take back to their organisations, around the area of trauma-informed archival practice. It is not a requirement that participants have completed the online course before attending the workshop – but participants may find completing the online courses useful before or after attending the workshop to get the full theoretical grounding.

While an obvious place for implementing trauma-informed practice is a reference service, this session will also discuss implementing principles of trauma-informed practice in broader areas of archival work, including archival description, providing access and releasing records, and dealing with the effects of vicarious trauma on staff.

Workshop participants will complete assessments of their archives and develop a plan of practical actions they can take back to their organisations to begin implementing a trauma-informed approach. As part of the workshop, participants also will be completing plans for their organisations.

By the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • List the principles of trauma-informed practice and understand their significance
  • Understand why a trauma-informed approach may be useful for archives and other GLAMR institutions
  • Discuss how a trauma-informed approach can be used across areas of archival work
  • Consider how trauma-informed their workplaces currently are
  • Create a practical plan around implementing a trauma-informed approach, to go back to their workplaces with, for further discussion and implementation
  • Gain an understanding of what vicarious trauma is, and how organisations can support their staff
  • Develop advocacy statements to advocate to organisations for vicarious trauma recognition and support."





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