Yarning Up On Trauma
4 Day Course
- 19 November - 22 November 2018
Yarning Up on Trauma is an introductory, intensive four day course for those who want to learn practical ways to better work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities that have experienced individual trauma, family trauma, Community trauma and historical/cultural trauma.
Yarning Up on Trauma uses a holistic model to understand trauma which is in contrast to many Western perspectives which focus primarily on the traumatised individual. In working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, it is necessary to consider not only the impact of trauma on the individual but also on their families, Community and culture.
This training was originally developed in 2006 through a collaboration between Berry Street Take Two and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA). Since then, Yarning Up On Trauma has been delivered to over 500 workers all across Australia.
This course reflects a 'black and white approach' with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal trainers working together side by side.
You will learn about:
- The holistic model of trauma: the nature and effects of trauma including physical, social, emotional and spiritual impacts.
- To understand trauma in the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history: invasion, colonisation, Stolen Generations, disadvantage, institutionalised racism - mapping the history to place the trauma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples now in that context.
- The attachment/connection network: What does attachment/connection mean for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples?
- To identify ways in which trauma affects health, well-being and relationships with others.
- To identify strategies and supports that assist in healing and working with clients who are living with and experiencing trauma: focusing on children and families today, in the context of the history of trauma.
Who Should Attend
Yarning Up On Trauma is suitable for practitioners working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families or communities. Please note that this is an introductory course on this subject and is suitable for health workers, nurses, youth workers, child safety workers, community development workers and case workers.
For practitioners with clinical experience, a more advanced two day course will be available later in 2018. Make sure you're on our mailing list to receive further information or email us with your interest at email@example.com
Day 1: COMMUNITY
- the historical and political context
- what is culture?
- trauma, attachment and development (an overview)
- histogenograms and ecograms
- how historical trauma impacts on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities today
- lateral violence
Day 2: FAMILY
- what is family?
- the importance of a secure base and safety
- What is connection and what gets in the way?
- 6 Cs: how to create safety through connection
- how to work with families
Day 3: THE INDIVIDUAL
- what is individual trauma?
- attachment and development
- the internal working model
Day 4: HEALING
- culture as healing
- reflective practice
- self-care and vicarious trauma
- the Tree of Life
- reflections on the course and applications to practice
Course Cost and Payment Details
The cost of the Early Bird registration is $900 (inc GST) per person for the four day training. To receive the Early Bird rate you must register and pay before the Early Bird deadline per course.
The cost of the Full registration is $1000 (inc GST) per person for the four day training.
Please read our Payment Terms & Conditions.
Berry Street Central Office, 1 Salisbury Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: (03) 9429 9266
How to Get There
Tram: Berry Street is conveniently located on tram routes No. 48 or No. 75 (travels down Flinders St and Bridge Rd), Tram route 78 (travels down Church St) and Tram route 109 (travels down Collins St and Victoria St).
Train: Berry Street is also close to both West Richmond and North Richmond train stations, both of which are on the Epping and Hurstbridge lines.
For more public transport information please visit Public Transport Victoria.
Taxi: Berry Street is just a 10 minute taxi ride from the Melbourne CBD. To book a taxi call Yellow Cabs on 13 22 27.
Parking: There are plenty of 2 hours parking spaces around Berry Street, check Buckingham Street, Kent Street, Laity Street or Lincoln Street. Four hour parking is available in Risley St. An all-day parking option is the Coles Richmond Plaza carpark off Church Street. The cost for all day parking is $16 and is a 10 minute walk from the office.
Payment Terms & Conditions
A confirmation and tax invoice will be issued automatically upon registration to your nominated email address.
Registration and payment is to be received no later than 7 days from date of registration or at the time of registration if registering within 7 days of the event, in order to secure your place.
Registrations may be cancelled by the event organiser, if payment is not received within this period. If a registrant does not cancel within 7 days and does not attend the event, they are liable to pay the full registration fee.
Please be advised if payment or cancellation notification is not received as per the above terms and conditions your ability to attend future events will be impacted.
Payment can be made either by direct deposit or credit card (VISA or Mastercard). Credit card payments will be processed online automatically at time of registration.
Direct Deposit payments can be made to Berry Street Childhood Institute:
BSB 083170, Account 134585438
Please ensure your CONFIRMATION number is included on your remittance and a copy of your remittance is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A full refund will be issued for cancellations up until seven days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued after this date however substitutions are welcome.
Should Berry Street Childhood Institute cancel a course for any reason, those registered at this time will be entitled to a full refund of registration fees only, and this will incur no administrative charges or penalties.