Framework for Trauma-Informed practice

14 February 2023
The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) has launched the Framework for trauma-informed practice.  

The framework will help people working in the children and families services sector better understand and implement trauma informed practice. It will also provide the Victorian community with further insight into what to expect from services and those that support children, young people, families and carers. 

The framework was developed through extensive consultation and collaboration with DFFH and external stakeholders, including those with lived experience of trauma. It promotes and supports a shared understanding of what being trauma-informed means to service users and service providers.   

This DFFH framework includes terminology, principles and practice domains associated with trauma and related concepts. A practice example is used to demonstrate trauma-informed practice across different service settings.

The framework is primarily targeted to the child and family services sector, including family violence services and it can also be used to inform practice across other health and human services. 

For more information and to view an explainer video, visit the Framework for Trauma-Informed Practice website