Launched at the Healing and Mental Health Public Forum and Webinar on August 11, this report contributes to the work being undertaken by the Healing Foundation to promote healing informed organisations. It explores a number of issues, including the impact trauma can have on Aboriginal community controlled organisations, and the potential for governance, management and service delivery frameworks that are trauma aware and healing informed.
The report draws on an extensive review of literature, reports and articles that have a focus on the organisational impact of trauma and the strategies that have been used to address this impact. A small set of case studies of Aboriginal organisations that have implemented trauma aware and healing informed approaches also forms part of the report.
The findings presented here have contributed to the development of a framework to assist governance and management groups in engaging in the journey to being a trauma aware, healing informed organisation.