One-day, face-to-face course.
This course was for frontline staff working with and supporting Aboriginal people with cognitive disability who are at risk of contact, or are in contact, with the Justice System. Managers were also welcome to attend, ideally in addition to rather than instead of their frontline staff.
This workshop aimed to challenge and test past perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and their culture and to encourage participants to develop a more respectful understanding of Aboriginal clients, work mates and society in general.
The workshop addressed the cultural realities of Aboriginal Peoples with disabilities, in order to improve service delivery to Aboriginal clients and co-workers.
The consolidated trauma of trans-generational trauma, lateral violence and cultural loads impact on all Aboriginal families and may affect their ability to improve outcomes in their own lives. The effects of consolidated trauma influences the way in which Aboriginal Peoples perceive services, and impacts on the way in which we provide service to Aboriginal families.
- Learnt about the three major issues which impact on Aboriginal Peoples of today:
1. Trans-generational Trauma
2. Lateral Violence
3. Cultural Loads
- Identified and considered the actual and potential impacts of these issues upon Aboriginal Peoples
- Developed the skills for managing clients and families who are affected by these issues and have family members with a disability
An online version of this course in also available.
The following course materials were provided and are available for download:
Supporting Aboriginal Peoples – Facilitators Guide (to provide the trainer with how the course was to be delivered)
Supporting Aboriginal Peoples – Participants Notes (for the attendees to take away)