Many First Nations families are creative, energetic, and embodied within their cultural heritage while involved in the systems, structures and opportunities of contemporary Australia. Some families however continue to be held in the pervasive wounding from trauma that has become generational. To fully understand those lives and circumstances, it is necessary to understand and accept the impacts of trauma across generations, without judgement, but with clear insight and intention to use your skills and capacities for healing.
In this episode you will learn:
Further information and resources:
- Defining Culturally informed trauma-integrated healing Practice (02:01)
- Understanding a child’s world is an important step for non-Aboriginal practitioners in this work (09:48)
- An understanding that it takes time to establish safe and connected relationships with First Nations children who experience the effects of generational trauma (21:58)
- The behaviour of First Nations children is language. The importance that non-Aboriginal practitioners can listen and interpret this language in a non-judgmental and safe way (28:33)