Working with Traumatised Families: Maintaining Social and Emotional Wellbeing for Ourselves and Our Communities

This workshop provides a practice-based introduction to using Narrative Therapy and other creative processes with First Nations families.

Working with Traumatised Families: Maintaining Social and Emotional Wellbeing for Ourselves and Our Communities

This workshop explores First Nations ways of understanding relationships and healing processes unique to the cultural places of living and working. It aims to help learners begin to understand the types of trauma reactions in individuals and the ways these affect family relationships and connections and impact on the workers.

What will you learn?

By attending this workshop, you will:

  • Gain a systemic understanding of the nature and impacts of colonisation
  • Gain an understanding of vicarious trauma processes
  • Understand and appreciate vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience
  • Understand and develop ways to heal and grow while being present for our communities

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 people working with families who have and are experiencing trauma, and for workers who have had past experiences of burn out.

Workshop Style

The workshop leaders will guide you in connecting with yourself in the context of culture, and who your mob and country are. Importantly, they will guide you to include First Nations’ ways of making sense of pain and disconnection, and explore with you ways to heal while keeping culture and your own strengths and wisdom in mind.

Upcoming workshops

Round 1

Date

1 day: Thursday 16 February 2023

Format

Live Stream

Time

9:30am – 4:30pm

CPD

6 CPD hours

Cost

$240 (including GST)

Trainer/s

Alison Elliott & Clarisse Slater

Round 2

Date

1 day: Thursday 17 August 2023

Format

Live Stream

Time

9:30am – 4:30pm

CPD

6 CPD hours

Cost

$240 (including GST)

Trainer/s

Alison Elliott & Clarisse Slater

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Training at your workplace

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