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Australia has made a commitment to Closing the gap on the significant health inequalities facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as working towards Reconciliation. An awareness of how intergenerational trauma impacts on the present-day health and well-being of Aboriginal people, families and Communities is a crucial step in this process. It is essential to providing culturally safe care that “does no harm”. It is also crucial when working with Aboriginal children and their families to understand how culture, kinship and Community are key to breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma.
In this video learning activity, you will:
- Develop an understanding of trauma in the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s history.
- Build awareness of how intergenerational trauma impacts on the present-day health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people, families and Communities.
- Explore attachment and kinship in Aboriginal communities and recognise the importance of supporting the development of secure attachments.
- Discuss strategies to ensure safety and promote healing when working with Aboriginal children and their families.
Adrienne is a proud Wiradjuri woman and experienced mental health nurse. While working in various roles and settings within the field of mental health, Adrienne developed a strong interest in the impact of trauma on a person’s social, emotional and physical health.
She now works for an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) where her knowledge of trauma and trauma-informed care has been broadened to include the historical and current-day impacts of trauma on Aboriginal people, families and Communities.
Her role involves providing support, consultations and training packages with reference to trauma among Aboriginal Communities.
Understanding Trauma in Aboriginal Communities