ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Recognising & Responding to Trauma: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children & Families

Event date: 
12 September 2018 to 13 September 2018
Event time: 
ACTCOSS meeting room, 1/6 Gritten Street, Weston ACT 2611

Facilitated by Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Childcare (SNAICC)

A trauma informed approach to child protection and family services. Topics include:

  • Cultural context of trauma work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
  • The nature of trauma
  • Intergenerational and trans-generational trauma
  • Understanding trauma related behaviours
  • Steps towards healing trauma
  • Responding and easing the impact of Trauma
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Self-care and self-compassion
  • Living and working in community

No prerequisites needed.

This workshop is for workers engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children.

NB: Participants must attend both days of the workshop. There will be no admittance to the workshop on the second day.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Please register early as places are limited. If you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can offer your place to others on our waiting list. It is ACTCOSS policy to reduce or waive fees for consumer representatives or people experiencing disadvantage; please ask your workshop contact person for assistance. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the workshop will incur a full charge.

This seminar is supported by funding under the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA), which is jointly funded by the ACT and Australian Governments, and the Child, Youth and Family Services Program (CYFSP), and ACT Government funded initiative.

Event details
Event cost: 
$360 ACTCOSS Member, $385 Non-Member, $410 Government/Corporate. (Too much for you or your organisation? Please contact us and we will do our best to offer support to participate.)
Event contacts
Contact name: 
Lyn Peacock
02 6202 7200
ACTCOSS meeting room, 1/6 Gritten Street
WestonAustralian Capital Territory 2611