What to expect

This two-part training program will focus on ways your organisation can meet Child Safe Standards 1 and 2, and establish a culturally safe environment at every level for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • Standard 1 
    Organisations establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.

  • Standard 2
    Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.

 
The first session is suitable for all members of your organisation and runs for two hours online. You will receive an overview of the worldviews, culture, generational trauma and history that need to be incorporated in your practices.

The second session will be for leaders of your organisation, to follow up on the actions you've taken to improve cultural safety. You will receive an evaluation to complete before you can participate in the second session.

Before attending the first session:

In order to make sure attendees are able to appreciate and absorb the information shared, we ask that you ensure all participants complete the following prior to training:

  1. Watch In My Blood It Runs (2019)
    See viewing options
     
  2. Make sure you're familiar with the new Child Safe Standards, and the importnace of the changes
    See the new Child Safe Standards here
     
  3. Have an understanding of Reconcilliation Action Plan (RAP) Framework
    Get more information
     
  4. Ensure you have a map of Aboriginal Australia and an acknowledgement of country displayed
    Map of Indigenous Australia (AIATSIS)
     
  5. Have an understanding of the way racism and white privilege impact all of us
    See these resources for assistance
     

If you haven't completed these, you may be asked to reschedule for a later session.
 

Additional resources on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion and culture:

Additional resources on racism and white privilege:

Additional resources on education and pedagogy

Additional video resources: