In late January 2021, Evans Head-Woodburn preschool educators attended in-house We Al-li Trauma Informed Practice training. The teachers and educators were privileged to have Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson (AM) facilitate the training.
This training upskills early childhood educators to support children and families in dealing with stress and trauma following the 2019-20 bushfires.
The training shares ancient Indigenous wisdom, including the power of breath, connection to earth, storytelling and understanding of trauma and trauma healing.
We Al-li workshops embrace concepts and principles that complement Indigenous understanding and learning that are understood to be a lifelong process.
This grant was funded through the North Coast PHN Program and the Australian Government’s ‘Supporting Communities in Bushfire Recovery’ initiative.