Through Young Black Eyes is a series of resources to help you develop child safe communities and protect children from the impact of family violence and child abuse. The Through Young Black Eyes: Workshop Facilitators Guide provides guided assistance in running a community or training workshop around domestic violence and child abuse.
You can order the Through Young Black Eyes Workshop Kit through the SNAICC resource shop.
Also see the Through Young Black Eyes Handbook.
Through Young Black Eyes Workshop Facilitators Guide: a guide help you run workshops, share stories, plan and act to help our children be safe and happy.
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Copyright SNAICC 2013
SNAICC grants a license to community educators to photocopy and adapt the material published by SNAICC for the purpose of educating individuals or groups about the issues covered within as long
as it is for non-commercial purposes and credit is given to SNAICC. The responsibility for how these
resources are used rests with the agency and workers delivering programs. If you wish to use the text for your own publications, permission must be sought from SNAICC. The copyright for the artwork on the front and back covers is held by SNAICC. These works may not
Acknowledgements: SNAICC thanks those individuals, organisations and publishers who have
kindly allowed us to include their resources in this Resource Kit. Thank you to those SNAICC National
Executive members, staff and people who have offered feedback and advice.
Writers and editors: Rosie Elliott, Veronica Johns and Helen Smith and Julian Pocock, (2013) Melissa
Brickell, Gareth Commins, Chloe Rings, Catriona Elek, Joanne Borg, Nick Butera, Lenora Thaker.
Artwork: Background image by Kahli Luttrell.
Photo courtesy of Alison Wunungmurra and Dr Lyn Fasoli
Photography: Kenny Bedford, Liz Orr, Nikki Butler, Craig Hammond, Veronica Coutts and ICatching
Photography (Mary Lou Divilli, Maya Havilland).
Photos for 2013 edition: Anjee-Lee Solomon, Graham Caughley, Olive Cook, Julie Kemp, Lindy Williams, Alison Wunungmurra and Dr Lyn Fasoli
Design and lay-out: Heather Hoare, Pixel City Digital Design.
Printing: PostScript Printing
This resource is produced by the SNAICC. Second print 2013, funded by the Department of Families,
Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).
This Workshop Facilitators Guide is part of the Through Young Black Eyes Workshop Kit. This kit includes a number of resources in both hardcopy and on CD. These resources are also downloadable from www.snaicc.org.au.
A number of organisations have kindly given SNAICC permission to use their resources in the Workshop Kit. Copyright for these publications is retained by the original copyright holders in entirety. Permission must be sought directly from the copyright holders to use or reproduce their material for purposes other than intended in this Workshop Kit.
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this publication (including the short film Who Feels the Children’s Pain) contains images and voices of people who may have since passed away.
Disclaimer: The children depicted in the photographs in this publication and Workshop Kit are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to imply the children depicted are in care, or that the people depicted are of concern to a state child welfare
All reasonable effort has been made to check the accuracy of the information included in the Through
Young Black Eyes Workshop Kit. SNAICC recognises that details of services and government agencies
are constantly changing and some errors should be expected. Information on child welfare is intended as a guide only. People who have concerns in relation to the health, welfare and development of individual children should seek further professional information