Other ways of knowing: Understanding Aboriginal trauma
This interactive workshop will examine Aboriginal ways of being, communication and engagement styles and provides information, resources and strategies for working with Aboriginal people within a southern Australian context.
Monday 29 April 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
Training Room(s) - Level 1
110 Church Street
Richmond, Vic 3121
$220 (payable by credit card only)
This interactive workshop will examine Aboriginal ways of being, communication and engagement styles. Topics covered include the Strong Spirit Model, cultural identity, spiritual experiences, intergenerational and complex trauma, and learning how to support people in their healing journeys from a culturally appropriate framework.
The workshop also provides information, resources and strategies for working with Aboriginal people within a southern Australian context. Participants will explore ways of doing things "differently” from an organisational position that is culturally inclusive and appropriate. The aim is to increase engagement and communication between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal people and their communities. A workbook and other resources are provided to each participant.
Janine Cattanach, Director, The Cultural Consultancy Group. Janine is a Marrithiyel woman traditionally from Woodycupildiya in the Northern Territory, now based in Geelong. Janine has extensive experience in Aboriginal mental health, trauma and ways of healing. She understands the core cultural issues experienced by Aboriginal people at both an organisational and community level. Janine has a Bachelor of Social Work though the Institute of Koori Education, Deakin University and is currently completing a Masters of Child Play Therapy.
Who should attend?
AOD workers, students, allied health and welfare workers and others with an interest in working with and understanding Aboriginal people.
A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided.
Getting to Turning Point
Turning Point is located at 110 Church Street, on the corner of Church Street and Tweedie Place. Entrance is via the front of the building, to the right of the Skoda car dealership. Please take the lift to the first floor and visit reception.
- Tram 78 on Church Street
- Tram 109 on Victoria Parade (about a 5 min walk to 110 Church Street)
- Tram 75 on Bridge Rd (about a 7 min walk to 110 Church Street)
There is very limited 2 hour street parking available in the area. All day parking is available in:
- Shelley Street, Richmond (between Butler and Elizabeth Streets) -about 1km walk to Church St (about $10/day).
- Coles Richmond Plaza (actual address is 261 Bridge Rd, entry is by Cameron St, off Church St) (about $16/day). About an 8 minute walk or catch the No 78 tram from corner of Bridge Rd/Church St (stop 61). Alight at Tweedie Pl/Church St (Stop 63). NB: Stop 63 is also the stop for the Melbourne Clinic -we are on the same side of Church Street as Melbourne Clinic across Tweedie Place.
- 459 Church Street, Richmond (about $16/day). About a 20 min walk or catch the No 78 tram which leaves from stop 55 (Adelaide St). Alight at Tweedie Pl/Church Street (Stop 63).
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