22 January 2015 | General Interest
Marumali training workshops, which aim to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service providers in the provision of safe, appropriate and effective support to survivors of removal and assimilation policies, will be held in Melbourne and Cairns in March 2015.
Survivor of removal policies, Auntie Lorraine Peeters, has developed the Marumali programs to equip Aboriginal counsellors with strategies to deal with the complex issues of trauma associated with removal practices.
The Marumali Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Providers will be run in Melbourne from 16-19 March. The four-day workshop is based on the unique, original, and unparalleled Marumali model of healing, which offers an effective framework to support the healing of all survivors – whether removed to institutional care, foster care, or adoptive families.
For those who complete the workshop, or have previously completed the workshop, the two-day Marumali Risk Management Workshop is available from 30-31 March in Cairns.
Both workshops are nationally accredited, and together form the unit of competency Assess and support client’s social and emotional wellbeing, a core unit of the Health Training Package delivered through the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council’s Aboriginal Health College in Sydney.
A two-day workshop for non-Indigenous participants, the Marumali Program for non-Aboriginal Service Providers, will run in Melbourne from 12-13 March.