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SELF PACED LEARNING

Self-paced training provides flexibility and accommodates diverse learning styles. Work groups can progress at their own speed through each module at times that are suitable to the team. Additionally, with the transition to online education, accessing materials has become more convenient, available at any time and from any location.

Spirit Dreaming have transitioned a number of our trainings on-line, complete with workbooks and resources, and are able to cater to both small and large workforces.

White Sheet

To sample a range of Spirit Dreaming training options click on the links below.

Full access to the self-paced training modules come with a fee, which can be found within each link.

Every self-paced training package comprises of videos, workbooks, activities, and resources.

Module costs vary based on the package size and the workforce scale.

Spirit Dreaming training packages cater to both small teams and large organisations, including government departments.

Please note that the training videos are under a Spirit Dreaming licensing agreement,

and any copying or distribution is strictly prohibited.

KIlling me softly

LATERAL
VIOLENCE 

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Lateral violence refers to harmful behaviours that occur between individuals or groups who share the same marginalised or oppressed background. It often involves members of a community, workplace, or social group directing their frustrations, anger, or aggression towards each other rather than addressing the root causes of their issues. This type of violence can manifest in various forms, including gossip, exclusion, undermining, and other behaviours that undermine the well-being and success of individuals within the group.

In contexts such as workplaces, lateral violence can contribute to a toxic and unhealthy environment, impacting the mental and emotional well-being of individuals. It's particularly prevalent in settings where power imbalances and systemic issues exist, leading to frustration and tension among members of the marginalized group.

The goal of lateral violence training is to raise awareness of these behaviours, encourage self-reflection, and provide strategies to address and prevent such actions. By understanding the dynamics of lateral violence, individuals and organisations can work towards creating more supportive and inclusive environments.

What's up with my mob?

ABORIGINAL 
CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS

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What’s Up With My Mob? training is designed to actively challenge and reassess pre-existing perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and their culture, fostering an environment that encourages participants to cultivate an improved understanding of Aboriginal clients, colleagues, and communities at large.

Aboriginal cultural responsiveness training will explore how individuals, organisations, and systems can effectively recognise, respect, and engage with the cultures, values, and traditions of Aboriginal Peoples. This cultural responsiveness training involves a deep understanding of the historical, social, and cultural contexts that shape the experiences of Aboriginal communities.

Key elements of our Aboriginal cultural responsiveness training include exploration of the following concepts embedded within the learning content:

1.     Cultural Awareness: Developing an awareness and understanding of the diverse cultures, histories, and traditions of Aboriginal peoples.

2.     Respect: Treating Aboriginal cultures with respect, acknowledging the significance of their histories, and valuing their contributions.

3.     Cultural Competency: Acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to engage effectively with Aboriginal individuals and communities, understanding cultural protocols and communication styles.

4.     Collaboration: Working collaboratively with Aboriginal communities, involving them in decision-making processes, and respecting their right to self-determination.

5.     Cultural Safety: Creating environments that are culturally safe and free from discrimination, where Aboriginal individuals feel comfortable expressing their cultural identities.

6.     Reconciliation: Supporting and actively engaging in efforts towards reconciliation, acknowledging historical injustices, and working towards building positive relationships.

In various contexts, such as healthcare, education, and workplace settings, being culturally responsive to Aboriginal Peoples and their communities is crucial for promoting equity, understanding, and positive outcomes. It involves ongoing learning, humility, and a commitment to challenging systemic inequalities that impact Aboriginal peoples.

grief & loss

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA

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Loss triggers a natural response called grief. While commonly associated with death, it can manifest in various losses, whether it's a loved one, a relationship, a job, or something entirely different.

This training is valuable for those who work with individuals, families, or groups experiencing grief and loss with a deeper understanding of the stages involved the grief and loss process. The training not only equips participants to support others more effectively but also empowers them to apply these insights to their own experiences.

This training aims to enhance participants understanding of the grieving process by integrating psychological theories and insights on grief and loss with hands-on activities.  The intertwining of personal learning with professional growth can lead to a more empathetic and effective approach in service provision. The goal is to help participants to better understand how they can support and educate others.

DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES

CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
SKILLS

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Conflict, disagreements, and change are inherent aspects of both our personal and professional journeys. They serve as opportunities for individuals, whether two or more, to seek harmonious resolutions to their differences.

When mishandled, conflict has the potential to inflict significant damage on relationships. Yet, when approached with respect and a positive mindset, conflict transforms into an opportunity—a chance to strengthen the connections between individuals. Possessing the ability to navigate and defuse conflict allows for the resolution of disparities in a respectful manner, fostering stronger and more rewarding relationships.

Embracing the reality that conflict is a natural facet of our lives is crucial. Rather than fearing or evading it, the key lies in cultivating the skills to de-escalate and bring serenity to the situation, ultimately learning how to navigate and resolve conflicts in a healthy and constructive manner.

VICARIOUS TRAUMA

Experiencing vicarious trauma is a common reaction when consistently exposed to the trauma of others. Offering support to individuals who have undergone traumatic experiences, and being immersed in their stories through hearing, seeing, and learning, can gradually affect various aspects of your personal life.

The children and families we frequently work with have often faced profoundly challenging and distressing situations. These experiences, far from being deemed 'normal,' can have a lasting impact on your personal life, health, and overall functioning when encountered or witnessed repeatedly.

This training program delves into the nature, dynamics, and risks of vicarious trauma, aiming to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to recognize early signs of stress outcomes. Informed by current research, it provides a comprehensive exploration of organisational and personal strategies to address the risks of vicarious trauma and its consequences.

The training also seeks to foster opportunities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience.

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE

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FAMILY GROUP CONFERENCING

TRAINING &
FACILITATION

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Australian Family Group Conferencing is dedicated to delivering high-quality accredited Facilitator Training. Our primary goal is to ensure that all trained Facilitators are thoroughly prepared and equipped to uphold exceptional standards in practical Family Group Facilitation.

Our training goes beyond the traditional Family Group Conference (FGC) model, incorporating strategies to tackle the unique challenges of mediation when working with families.

The Family Group Conference process is guided by fundamental values, including:

  • Placing the interests of the child or young person as the top priority.

  • Ensuring the child has a meaningful voice in the Family Group Conference process.

  • Recognising that the child's views, feelings, and solutions hold equal importance to those of the adults involved.

  • Acknowledging that children are generally best cared for within their families.

  • Emphasising the benefits of working in partnership with families for the well-being of children.

  • Trusting that most families can make sound decisions about the future of the children involved.

  • Believing that, in the right environment and given the opportunity, families instinctively know what is best for their children.

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