The Marumali programs have been developed and are delivered by a survivor of removal policies. The workshops are delivered in a variety of formats; each designed to meet the needs of different groups of participants. In addition to the standard program formats, the program can be tailored to meet the specific needs of a particular client group.
Marumali Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Providers (5 days
This five-day program is nationally accredited training. It is based on the Marumali Journey of Healing Model, developed by an Aboriginal survivor of removal policies. It aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service providers in the provision of safe, appropriate and effective support to survivors of removal and assimilation policies. Participants are equipped with strategies to deal with the complex issues of trauma associated with removal practices in a variety of settings, strategies which respect the rights of survivors to control the pace, direction and outcome of their own healing journey.
It has taught me to understand in more depth, especially my family and community”
Marumali Risk Management Workshop for Workers (2 days)
The two-day program is nationally accredited and provides an in-depth look at he Marumali Journey of Healing Model with an eye to identifying the risks and protective factors associated with each stage of the journey and how to manage these to ensure the safest possible journey for the survivor. The Marumali Program (5 days) is a pre-requisite for undertaking this workshop.
The Marumali Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Providers (5 days) and the Marumali Risk Management Workshop for Workers (2 days) forms the nationally accredited competency unit of competency HLTAHW402B ‘Assess and support client’s social and emotional wellbeing.A core unit of the Health Training Package HLT07 and is delivered through the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council’s Aboriginal Health College in Sydney.
Marumali Program for non-Aboriginal Service Providers (2 days)
Also based on the Marumali Journey of Healing Model this two-day workshop looks at some of the unique social and emotional issues faced by survivors of removal policies, and equips participants with some of the skills required to respond appropriately if support is required. It offers insight into the early stages of the healing journey and the risks associated with these stages and appropriate supports required.
… what a wonderful experience - enlightening, emotional, exhilarating and exhausting. Such a learning curve. I highly recommend this course to other non-Indigenous staff.
Marumali Youth Program
Designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. It aims to empower participants by enhancing the social and emotional wellbeing of participants through art and activities in the provision of a safe and supportive environment,. The workshop aims to strengthening participants identity and sense of belonging and strengthening connections to family, community, country, culture and spirituality. This workshop has been successfully delivered for children in Out-Of-Home care and youth at risk.
Marumali Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders within Correctional Facilities (5 days)
This five-day program aims to provide a culturally appropriate model of healing for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander men and women within correctional facilities. Based on the Marumali Journey of Healing Model, it equips participants with strategies to deal with issues of trauma associated with removal and offers a culturally safe environment to discuss issues including grief, loss and the spiritual dimensions of healing and encourages re-affirmation and strengthening of their identity. The program contributes to the implementation of recommendations in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report (1991).
“Thank you for a life changing experience”
Marumali One-Day Workshop
The Marumali One-Day Workshop has been developed to provide non-Aboriginal members of government and non-government sectors with insight into the complex social and emotional issues faced by Aboriginal survivors of forcible removal (Stolen Generations) to support the provision of trauma-informed support. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge required to detect and respond appropriately to issues associated with forcible removal – from crisis intervention to supporting survivors to ‘heal’ from their experiences
Other workshops offered
Marumali Healing Workshop (1 or 2 day formats)
Marumali Suicide Prevention Workshop: Managing Suicide Risk in Survivors of Removal Policies ( 2 days)
Who attends Marumali workshops?
Our training has been attended by medical and allied health professionals, social and emotional wellbeing workers, counsellors, psychologists, Link-Up caseworkers and staff within the justice sector and contributes to the implementation of recommendations made by the Bringing Them Home Report (1997).