Aboriginal children and the effects of intergenerational trauma

Date produced 04 May 2020

Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts to explore the effects of intergenerational trauma on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

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 Watch this facilitated panel discussion to be better equipped to:

  • describe the effects of intergenerational trauma on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families

  • outline current research that underlines the importance of cultural competence in all Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal services so that Aboriginal children and their families receive the kind of support that they need

  • discuss examples of organisational and individual practice that has built trust and collaboration within communities and led to positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.


**Please note: this webinar has closed captioning due to technical problems at the time of broadcast.

Review the interdisciplinary panel of experts' bios:

  • Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson (AM) (New South Wales)

  • Associate Professor Catherine Chamberlain (Victoria)

  • Dr Caroline (Carlie) Atkinson (Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, New South Wales)

  • Ms. Dana Shen (SA – Dana Shen Consultancy)

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