Developing a culturally responsive trauma-informed public health emergency response framework for First Nations families and communities during COVID-19 – starts 14 October 2021

October 14, 2021

Workshop dates and location

14 October 2021 10:00am – 4:00pm

15 October 2021 9:00am – 2:00pm

Attendance options:

  • In person, at King & Wood Mallesons, Level 27, Collins Arch, 447 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • via Zoom (virtual)

What is this workshop about?

First Nations-led COVID-19 responses have been critical in the success of keeping our communities safe during this pandemic. However, the scale and threat of the emergency and the response can be stressful, particularly for people already impacted by trauma.

While there has been increasing awareness of the need for trauma-informed care in health services, there is currently no trauma-informed approach for public health emergencies.

We are seeking your expertise and input at this workshop to inform the first culturally responsive trauma-informed public health emergency response framework.

This First Nations-led and facilitated workshop is funded by the Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Diseases Emergencies (APPRISE) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE).

The aim of this 2-day workshop is to bring together First Nations experts in public health, to develop a draft culturally responsive trauma-informed public health emergency response framework for First Nations families and communities.

During the workshop, we will:

  • Share findings from a rapid review of trauma-informed public health approaches
  • Present analysis of interviews with First Nations parents regarding experiences of COVID-19 and experiences of complex trauma using an Aboriginal Complex Trauma and Strengths Questionnaire and International Trauma Questionnaire
  • Talk about what domains should be included in a trauma-informed public health emergency response framework for First Nations communities

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Registration closing date: Friday 30 September 2021

Morning tea, light lunch, and afternoon tea (first day) will be provided.

For further information about the workshop, please contact Associate Professor Catherine Chamberlain: HPNF@latrobe.edu.au or 0428 921 271

For more information about the Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future project, see: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/jlc/research/healing-the-past