The Mackillop Family Services Education Program delivers training in evidence-based programs to improve the wellbeing and resilience of children, young people and adults impacted by natural disaster.
The program will:
- Deliver training for local professionals in evidence-based post-disaster and loss programs for children, young people and adults (Stormbirds and Seasons for Growth).
- Support organisations to train in the Seasons for Healing Aboriginal program to promote healing and build social support networks
- Deliver evidence-based education seminars for parents and carers to develop their capacity to support and build resilience in children and young people.
- Build and sustain ongoing partnerships and relationships between schools, community organisations and professionals through a Community of Practice.
Mackillop works with schools, community and health groups to identify areas of unmet need, and co-design and implement the project to support the mental health and emotional recovery of children, young people and adults following recent natural disasters.