Healing Informed Practices

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Develop confidence and skills to respond to the needs of First Nation community members who are experiencing distress and have experienced transgenerational trauma.

This is a free event designed for members of the public clinical mental health workforce in Victoria, (staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH) and lived experience workforces (LEW) working in either public clinical or community mental health state-funded roles. Other workforce in partner organisations, such as AOD organisations or ACCHOs, may sometimes be eligible.


Key facts

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The Bouverie Centre

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2 x 6 hour days
There are no prerequisites for this short course
Certificate of Completion

This workshop will develop the confidence and skills of practitioners to respond to the needs of First Nation community members who are experiencing distress and have experienced transgenerational trauma. The workshop will provide participants with a common language and strength-based framework for understanding and responding to the needs of community members and facilitating cultural safety and wellbeing in our work.

Through the process of colonisation and past policies and procedures, First Nation people, as individuals and within their families and communities, have been profoundly hurt socially, emotionally and spiritually. This experiential workshop provides a safe space to explore healing families through methodologies which are embedded in cultural practices and protocols.

What will you learn?

This workshop explores a framework for understanding and responding to the impact of colonisation upon First Nation peoples and families and ways of working with expressions of trauma, grief, and loss. You will explore:

  • Dadirr, Deep Listening
  • What is Culture? Cultural Safety
  • A historical context of trauma
  • Six stages of healing
  • Trauma and resilience
  • Managing anger
  • Grief and loss
  • Nurturing unmet needs
  • Moving from blaming workplaces to trauma-informed workplaces

Relevant audience

This workshop will be most useful for those with a healing role in working with communities and families impacted by effects of colonisation. It will be helpful for workers attempting to create safe pathways for children, adolescents and adults needing to heal from past traumas, make connections with family and community and make safe and healthy choices in life.

Contact The Bouverie Centre

If you have any questions about this course, or are curious about our other courses and workshops, please get in touch at bouverie.training@latrobe.edu.au, thank you.

You can browse our list of professional development courses and workshops here and see what is coming up on our calendar here.

Terms & Conditions

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