Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
Cultural safety for all is the cornerstone of our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and with the workers who support them.
Our work is informed and supported by our Reconciliation Action Plan, developed as part of our commitment to provide a culturally safe and welcoming place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
We aim to:
- increase ‘working with families’ capacity across mental health and welfare services
- improve access to quality family healing services
- develop and support a professionalised family healing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workforce
- contribute to research around Indigenous education, capacity building and, workforce development relevant to the Communities we work with.
We continue our longstanding relationship with workers supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Communities by delivering on these aims through:
- continued reflective practice consultations around training programs for health, child, and family workers.
- facilitating two-hour reflective practice consultation sessions for teams working with Aboriginal families.
- increased access to specialist clinical services such as the provision of family therapy/healing.
- Workin’ with the Mob for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families and secondary consultation.
- delivery of culturally safe professional development training using our ‘Black and White’ model.
- delivery of University award training for workers supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.
We offer a Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy for workers supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.
Research was conducted into the impact of our Aboriginal Family Therapy training program both in 2012 and 2015. Click the links to read the reports.
Speak to a member of the Indigenous Program at (03) 8481 4800 for more information.