The Iawa Collaboration, in partnership with the Department of Rural Health University of Melbourne, is thrilled to share this upcoming presentation as part of the Iawa Cultural Practice Series.
Healing Ways from Trauma
Professor Judy Atkinson
Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson is a Jiman (central west Queensland) and Bundjalung (northern New South Wales) woman, with Anglo-Celtic and German heritage.
Judy’s academic contributions to the understanding of trauma related issues stemming from the violence of colonisation and the healing/recovery of Indigenous peoples from such trauma has won her the Carrick Neville Bonner Award in 2006 for her curriculum development and innovative teaching practice.
In 2011 she was awarded the Fritz Redlick Memorial Award for Human Rights and Mental Health from the Harvard University program for refugee trauma. Her book ‘Trauma Trails – Recreating Songlines: The transgenerational effects of trauma in Indigenous Australia’, provides context to the life stories of people who have been moved from their country in a process that has created trauma trails, and the changes that can occur in the lives of people as they make connection with each other and share their stories of healing.
Judy is the founder of We Al-li; a trauma informed, trauma specific educational and practice
based approach that promotes health, well-being, and sustainable pathways of positive
change for individuals, families and communities at both a personal and professional level.
Judy will be sharing her knowledge and extensive experience of the healing and recovery journeys for First Nations people experiencing trauma related issues.
- Thursday 25th November
- Free online webinar