It Takes A Forest to Raise a Tree: Healing Our Children from the Storms in their Lives is a new talking Tool Kit for Aboriginal women with children who experience violence or other trauma in their lives. This resource uses the metaphor of a tree (from narrative therapy) as a way to talk about strength, health, the effects of trauma, healing and ways to recover.
The “It Takes a Forest…” resource consists of a Circle of Life mat, various picture cards, a facilitator’s manual for Aboriginal workers and a DVD of video stories.
The Tool Kit resources are not available to the general public. However the video stories can be downloaded through the Relationships Australia NT website. (See link above).