In this podcast, you will hear how Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY) practitioners – both Aboriginal and non-Indigenous – provide a whole-of-family, holistic approach. Guests Colleen Lovegrove and Diana Uribe describe some of the strategies, practices and tools that form the foundations of support when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children who may be experiencing family and domestic violence.
Aunty Colleen is a proud Ngarrindjeri woman who recently retired after 15 years in the field of domestic violence. Her most recent role has been as a case worker at KWY. Diana is an accredited mental health social worker and former Operations Manager at KWY.
In this episode, you will learn:
- the importance of building trust when working with families experiencing family violence [17.28]
- the importance of listening and giving space for silence [14.05]
- why you need to be flexible in interventions and able to move with the ebbs and flows of the family you’re supporting [17:17]
- the kinds of practical supports you may need to provide when working with children and families experiencing family violence [16:20]
Further information and resources:
Honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices in healing family violence framework guide: https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/honouring-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-voices-in-healing-family-violence/