Perinatal support strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents experiencing complex trauma

Child Family Community Australia & Emerging Minds, Australia, March 2022

This webinar drew on the voices, experiences and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners to explore how services can work through the perinatal period to support the social and emotional wellbeing of infants and their families.

This webinar supports practitioners to:

  • extend their awareness of the historical and contextual factors impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • increase their understanding of intergenerational trauma on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • understand the important role of service providers during the perinatal period for parents experiencing complex trauma
  • outline key principles and practice approaches for fostering safety in perinatal care.

The presenters offered their perspectives on what these considerations might mean for mainstream service providers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and for cross-cultural partnerships between services and practitioners. This webinar was facilitated by Dana Shen.

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