This week Tom Mulvaney (General Manager Impact and Strategy) and Sarah Waters (Senior Manager Practice Quality) were invited by Neighbourhood Houses Victoria to present to their staff on the subject of Trauma Informed Community Change.
With recent events such as the bushfires and Coronavirus leaving many in our communities feeling anxious, distressed and possibly traumatised, the presentation aimed to support Neighbourhood House staff with key considerations for the provision of trauma informed interventions with community members, and briefly unpack the neuroscience behind trauma and how trauma presents behaviourally in individuals and also across broader community systems.
Tom and Sarah were delighted to present Family Life insights and discuss these issues with over 80 attendees. Neighbourhood Houses Victoria have kindly permitted us to share their recording of the presentation.
Established in the early 1970’s, Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is the peak body for the Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre sector in Victoria, representing a membership of close to 400 entities.