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Trauma Informed Approaches to Aboriginal Wellbeing



Target audience: For mental health workers, community sector workers and other workers who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people impacted by trauma

Course summary: While the impact of trauma is still under recognised in provision of mental health services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been using a trauma informed approach in response to the healing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities for nearly twenty years.

This training is designed, developed and delivered by Aboriginal people for workers in the mental health or community service sectors who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people impacted by trauma. This includes generational trauma, family violence, sexual assault, alcohol or drug problems and mental distress.

Created by the We Al-li Program, this workshop is a celebration of life - a process of healing sharing and regeneration - which is equally relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous workers.

Key learnings are to:

This qualification requires attendance at two full-day face-to-face training sessions with a statement of participation granted upon completion.

Fee payable: Yes

Delivery mode: On site

Financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Not specified


Ground Floor, Building 125
Corner Church and Glover Streets
Lilyfield NSW 2040
PO Box 668
Rozelle NSW 2039
Ph: (02) 9555 8388 ext 106
Fax: (02) 9810 8145


Last updated: 22 June 2017
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