ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Mel Brown is an Aboriginal Ngunnawal women who is;
CEO of Spirit Dreaming Pty Ltd
Director of Spirit Dreaming Inc.
Director of Australian Family Group Conferencing
Public Officer of Australian Association of Family Group Conferencing
Director of Calleo Indigenous
Master of Indigenous Studies – Trauma and Healing, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. (Mindgs)
Cert IV TAE—Highly skilled in group work facilitation and Aboriginal education, healing and wellbeing workshops.
National Facilitator for Aboriginal Building Connections “Train the Trainer” programs, funded by Attorney Generals Dept, training trainers across Australia.
Cert III—Aboriginal Mentoring.
Qualified in Digital Storytelling and Self Publishing techniques – Trained by the Secretariat of Aboriginal and Islander Childcare (SNAICC) and further skills in the area of digital media.
20 years of management and consultancy skills and running own business.
10 years child protection experience, including 4 years of management.
ACT Public Service Award for “Most Improved Services to Aboriginal Families and Young People” – ACT.
NSW Industry and Investment— recognised as one of the top 8 Aboriginal Business women, 2011.
Trainer’s Cultural Authority
Mel Brown’s cultural authority is as follows;
Known and respected within Ngunnawal and Bundjalung Aboriginal communities.
Provider of Aboriginal cultural education and wellbeing workshops for over 10 years.
Successful Author and writer for a range of magazines nationally and internationally in relation to the topic of Aboriginal cultural education, transgenerational trauma and spiritual topics.
International and national Speaker and Conference Presenter regarding Aboriginal healing and wellbeing programs, Aboriginal engagement practices, and innovative best practice initiatives to increase Aboriginal participation in organisation.
Mel has a range of Aboriginal educational and wellbeing resources distributed internationally and nationally by two of the worlds largest distributors in wellbeing and selfhelp publications.
International World Book Expo
New York City
Some Organisations who have experienced our Training
Lismore Family Support Network
Ageing, Diability and Home Care
Interrelate Family Centre - Newcastle
NSW Police - Wagga
Life Without Barriers
Tweed Valley Womens Service
Jetty Bunker Youth Service
MNC Community Care Options
Kempsey Womens Refuge
Clarence River Womens Refuge
Njunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation
Dept of Education
Walgett Community School
Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service
NSW Dept of Community Services
Mudgin Gal Aboriginal Services
Catholic Community Services
Bellza Youth Centre
Coffs Harbour Support Services
Charles Sturt University
Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service
MulitculutralCouncil of Wagga
Community Justice Restorative Centre
Ballarat Health Services
Karden Disability Support Services
Centre for Non-Violence
Life Without Barriers
On Track Employment
Dept of Human Services
Aboriginal Housing VIC
Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation.
Dept Of Communities - Child Safety
Bundaberg Relationship Centre
Wide Bay Corp for Child Protection
Job Centre Australia
QLD Legal Service
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
The Canberra Hospital
Belconnen Community Services
Justice and Community Safety Directorate
Indigenous Allied Health
Coomealla Aboriginal Health Service
Port Augusta City Council
Womens and Childrens Health Network
Aboriginal Community Care SA
Yourgum Aboriginal Support Services
IBN - Port Headland
PLUS MANY MORE...