This interactive workshop will examine Aboriginal ways of being, communication and engagement styles. Participants will learn about the Strong Spirit Model, cultural identity, spiritual experiences, intergenerational and complex trauma, and ways of supporting people in their healing journeys from a culturally appropriate framework.
The workshop provides information, resources and strategies for working with Aboriginal people within a southern 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 all resources are provided to each participant to take home.
Who should attend? AOD workers, students, allied health and welfare workers and others with an interest in working with and understanding Aboriginal people.
Trainer: Janine Cattanach is a Marrithiyel woman traditionally from Woodycupildiya in the Northern Territory, now based in Geelong Victoria. As Director of the Cultural Consultancy Group, Janine has extensive experience in Aboriginal mental health, trauma and ways of healing and understands the core cultural issues experienced at both an organisational and community level. Her workshops provide information, strategies and resources specifically for working with Aboriginal people, in addition to exploring ways of doing things “differently” from an organisational position that is culturally inclusive and appropriate. 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.
Cost: $220 (lunch and tea/coffee provided)
Registration enquiries: Contact Student Administration Tue-Fri on (03) 8413 8700.