Trauma Awareness: Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
The prevalence of individual, complex, collective and intergenerational trauma amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in diverse communities across Australia is high. Currently there is a gap in the knowledge, skills and efficacy of service providers to provide trauma-informed and culturally attuned practices and services.
By attending this training program participants will learn more about the types and effects of trauma within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and its intergenerational and collective impacts.
By participating in this professional development training participants will:
- Develop understanding of the types, prevalence, and impacts of trauma
- Recognise the long-term effects of individual and collective trauma within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities including its intergenerational impacts
- Understand the neurobiology of trauma and the use of adaptive responses
- Work from a strengths-based relational approach which is sensitive to culture and diversity and is supportive of the pathway towards healing.
Blue Knot Foundation additionally collaborates with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service providers to deliver and augment this training with information and strategies for providing culturally informed, safe, respectful and attuned services.
Who should attend?
Workers from diverse services and sectors including, but not limited to, health, community, child protection, family and domestic violence, legal, justice, mental health, AOD, disability, housing, emergency and/or employment services who are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
If you are interested in holding this training in-house at your organisation please contact the Training and Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.